CarlosContreras-Vidal is a doctoral student in Comparative Politics and Public Policy. His research interests include the representation of women’s interests, particularly the poor and the marginalized in Mexico and USA. Additionally, Carlos is interested in the representation of women in the informal sector in both countries. Carlos received a B.A. in International Relations from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and received his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. He has also lived and studied in Denmark, Greece and Canada.