Mario Alberto Aguilar Buenrostro

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2020-2021
PhD Student, Mexican American Studies
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Mario is a doctoral student in the Mexican American Studies program. He was born in La Manzanilla de la Paz, a rural town in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and migrated to Grandview, Washington. His experiences as a migrant and seasonal farmworker in Washington have guided his research on structural violence and health disparities in the farm-working community. His doctoral focus will be on public health and wellness, (Im)migration Studies, and Critical Education centering on the Latinx community. Mario wants to become a  professor in Mexican American Studies and hopes to inspire minority, underrepresented, and first- generation students in their pursuit of a career in academia and research.