Yoshira D. Macias Mejia is a doctoral student in the department of Political Science. She is also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Doctoral Fellow. She is a first generation Mexican American and Southern California native. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. She also holds a M.A. in Political Science with concentrations in American Politics and Public Policy from the University of New Mexico. Her research interests focus primarily in political behavior and minority group politics. Her dissertation examines millennial political behavior across racial and ethnic groups with a specific focus on Latino millennials.