Fatima is a Senior Research and Evaluation Associate for the Unaccompanied Children Program. She has more than fifteen years of experience working on international migration issues internationally. Fatima specializes in qualitative methods, research design, and policy evaluation. She has devoted her work to studying the origins and consequences of legal and social boundaries that define inclusion and exclusion, and is committed not only to studying them but also to challenging and transforming them. As a researcher and mentor, Fatima strives to center marginalized standpoints from an intersectional perspective. A native of Mexico City, she currently lives in La Jolla with her family, where she is completing a Ph.D. in Sociology at UC San Diego.