Brenda Morales is a second year doctoral student in the Department of Social Welfare at UCLA. She obtained her BA and MSW in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles. She previously was part of the University of Michigan/CSULA Social Work Bridges to the PhD Program where she analyzed secondary data of health care disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. Currently, she is a recipient of the UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship. Her research interests include immigrant health, immigration policy, and discrimination and anti-immigrant sentiment, with an emphasis on undocumented Latino immigrants.