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Esther Reyes Martinez

Esther Reyes Martinez is a third year PhD student at the LBJ School. Esther graduated from Baylor University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Social Work. She then pursued a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the Ruth E. Smalley Award in International Social Welfare as a result of demonstrating interest in and knowledge of the international and cultural dimensions in social work practice. Esther’s academic interests include bureaucratic behavior, democracy, and border enforcement policy.

Research Interests: Bureaucratic behavior, democracy, border enforcement policy