Ph.D., Sociology. University of California, Davis. Dissertation: Salvadorean Migration to the U.S: The Dynamics of Social Networks in International Migration. 6/92


Master of Arts, Sociology. University of California, Davis. 6/86


Master of Science, International Education. University of Southern California. Areas: Policy, Planning and Development. 8/83


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology, University of Southern California. 6/81



Workshops and Specialized Training


Southwest Institute for Research on Women Summer Institute “Global Processes, Local Lives: Comparative Approaches to Women’s and Area Studies.” University of Arizona. 6/13-23, 1996.


University of Texas, Austin. IUP (training in qualitative methods). Summer 1989         


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Summer ICPSR (training in advanced quantitative methods) Summer 1986, 1988


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Training Program in quantitative methods with emphasis on demographic projections. Summer 1986.


University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Group in Demography. Demographic theory and methods. 1985-86


University of Texas, El Paso. Training in educational counseling for teenagers from immigrant households in the United States. Summer 1984


University of California, Los Angeles. Non-formal education  and development. Fall 1983.


Université de Genève, Faculté de Lettres, Langue et Civilisation. Intermediate-advance French language course. 1982.