Mark Hugo Lopez is the director of the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. According to his bio, “he studies the attitudes and opinions of Latinos, Hispanic views of identity, the political engagement of Latinos in the nation’s elections and Latino youth.” He also coordinates the Pew Hispanic Center’s National Survey of Latinos.
Previously, Lopez was a research director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) as well as a research assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.
Director, Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project
Areas of Expertise: Attitudes and Opinions of Latinos, Hispanic Identity, Latino Politics, Latino Youth, Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Immigration, Politics, Elections
Veronica (Ronnye) Vargas Stidvent can speak about political and policy trends in the Hispanic community, She is the chancellor of WGU Texas, but most recently served as President of CEA Consulting, LLC and was a lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. In 2016, Stidvent was appointed to the State of Texas Governor’s Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree from UT and a law degree from Yale, Stidvent went on to serve as President George W. Bush’s special assistant for policy. She has also worked as assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and as a policy advisor in the Office of Managements and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
Chancellor of Western Governors University (WGU) Texas
Areas of Expertise: Immigration Policy and Reform, Latino Politics, Law, Business, Hispanic Culture and Identity, Hispanic Leadership