Yajaira has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Labor Psychology from the University of Costa Rica (UCR). She worked at Academic Latin American Faculty (FLACSO) in Costa Rica, where she was a researcher and coordinator of projects related to social integration, immigration, education, youth and gender in countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and the Central American region. She is currently a graduate student in sociology at UC Merced, working on understanding the effects of deportations in Latin American countries, and incarceration in the Central Valley of California. She has published on gender, social dialogue, youth, and deportations.
Prof. Tanya Golash-Boza