This bio is current as of 2020. 

Maria Villalta currently works as Digital Account Strategist at Google, helping Small and Medium Business in Mexico and Central America grow their businesses using Google Ads. Before joining Google, Villalta worked as an Associate Account Strategist at Energy BBDO, a Creative Advertising Agency based in Chicago.

This profile was current as of 2018, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

For the last two years I have helped Professor Richman with a variety of projects. We started by analyzing and comparing the treatment of Haitian migrants in the United States during the 70s and 80s and the treatment received by Mexican migrants during the 2000s. I also worked on an analysis of the migration of Haitians to Brazil and their consequent movement to the United States through South and Central America as well as Mexico. We are currently working on an analysis of Haitians’ use of the Dominican Republic as a starting point for a subsequent migration to other countries and another project analyzing Haitians’ views on crisis prevention and management.

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