Cinthia Romo is a first-generation immigrant in higher education dedicated to improving the lives of immigrants and those in the Latine community. Her career goals include becoming an activist scholar, professor, and public sociologist engaged in her local community.
Cinthia is a Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellow. She graduated from Grinnell College as a Sociology and French major in May 2021. During her time at Grinnell, she volunteered with the Liberal Arts in Prison Program, worked as a sexual assault advocate, and interned with the Restorative Justice Project of Midcoast Maine. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, she volunteered at the U.S./Mexico border as an immigration paralegal while completing research on the ways in which asylum seekers navigate camp life and the U.S. asylum process. This research coupled with her experiences with the prison educational programs and restorative justice have shaped her research interests which now lie at the intersection of immigration, enforcement, and crime or “crimmigration.”