Grad Students

Lucrecia Mena Meléndez



Contact Information

Email    luckymena@ucla.edu
Office  Haines 106A

Fields of Study

Sociology of Health, Immigrant Health, International Migration, International Development, Demography, Emigrant Policies and Politics, State-Diaspora Relations, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods.

Field Exams:

  • International Migration (Spring 2017)
  • Social Demography (Summer 2017)

Grants and Awards

2017 – Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program, UCLA ($6,000)

2016 – George E. Jonas Foundation Graduate Scholarship ($2,400)

2016 – Juntos Podemos/Together We Can Spanish Infographic Scholarship, UCLA ($2,631)

2015 – Juntos Podmos/Together We Can Scholarship, UCLA ($2,000)

2014-2016 – Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award, UCLA ($14,500)

2014 – Department of Sociology Graduate Student Fellowship, UCLA ($22,000 plus in-state and non-resident tuition $30,000)

2012-2014 – Hans Wilsdorf Foundation Scholarship, IHEID ($40,000 plus $10,000 tuition)

2011 – George E. Jonas Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship ($2,500)

2009 – George E. Jonas Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,250)

2009-2012 – International Grant, Elmira College ($28,500)

2009-2012 – Presidential Honor Scholarship, Elmira College ($60,000)

Conference Presentations

2018: Latino children’s health and healthcare: the role of parent’s immigration status and length of residence in the United States

  • Population Association of America (poster). Denver, CO.
  • Immigrant Health: Structural Adversity, Resistance, and Resilience UC Riverside Symposium (poster accepted). Riverside, CA.
  • American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Section on Sociology of Children and Youth Refereed Roundtable (accepted). Philadelphia, PA.

2018: The Impact of Women’s Education on Fertility in Latin America: Evidence from Guatemala, Colombia, and Bolivia

  • 28th UCLA Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

2018: Diverse Stories, Common Experiences: International Students Studying in the U.S., with Amy Pojar.

  • National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) 2018 Annual Conference (accepted). Philadelphia, PA.

2017: Latino children’s health and healthcare: the role of parent’s immigration status and length of residence in the United States

  • UCLA Department of Sociology Health Working Group. Los Angeles, CA.
  • American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Section on Sociology of Children and Youth Refereed Roundtable. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2016: Latino children’s health and healthcare: the role of parent’s immigration status and length of residence in the United States

  • 4th Annual UCLA International Institute Graduate Student Conference ­– Going Global: Collaborative Visions for a Sustainable Future, Panel 1: Migration and the Refugee Crisis. Los Angeles, CA.

Advisors

Ka-Yuet Liu (Chair), Jennie Brand, Patrick Heuveline, and Anne Pebley

Degrees

Advanced to Candidacy (ATC). 2018. University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA: Sociology. "Ferlity, Child Outcomes, and Community Violence: A Multilevel Analysis of Education in Latin America." 

Master of Arts (M.A.). 2016. University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA: Sociology.

Master of Arts (M.A.). 2014. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland: Development Studies (Economic, Financial and Human Development).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). 2009. Elmira College, Elmira, New York: International Studies, Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology (summa cum laude).