Beatriz Rey is a Research Fellow at the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University and a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She also works as a research assistant at the Qualitative Data Repository. Beatriz holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Faculdade Cásper Líbero. Her research analyzes legislative effectiveness in Brazil and legislative politics in Latin America more broadly.