Dr. Mazza is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Latin American Studies Program. Previously she was Principal Labor Markets Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (1993-2015). She teaches courses on US foreign policy towards Latin America and development and led the SAIS-IDB research practicum course from 2013-2015. She has taught at SAIS DC for the previous ten years and at SAIS Europe since Spring of 2014. Dr. Mazza has over 30 years of professional experience in labor markets, employment and development. She is a recognized regional expert in the areas of employment services, social inclusion, and migration and is currently writing in the fields of Venezuelan and Central American migration and labor intermediation services in developing countries.
Her publications include: The U.S. - Mexico Border and Mexican Migration to the United States (2017); Labor Intermediation Services in Developing Economies: Adapting Employment Services for a Global Age (2016); "Migration in a Mobile Age: Perspectives from China, India and the Americas," in Latin America and the Asian Giants: Evolving Ties with China and India, ed. R. Roett and G. Paz (2016); "Connecting Workers to Jobs: Latin American Innovations," in Labor Intermediations Services, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2013; Latin America Policy; Fast-Tracking Jobs: Advances in Latin America and the Caribbean (Inter-American Development Bank, 2011); Social and Labor Market Policies for Tumultuous Times (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), co-author; "The Other Side of the Fence: Intraregional Migration in the Americas," in Migration Source (Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC., February 2010); The Outsiders: The Changing Patterns of Exclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean (Inter-American Development Bank, 2008); "Addressing Exclusion: Social Policy Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean," in Inclusive States: Social Policy and Structural Inequalities, ed. Anis Dani and Arjan de Haan (World Bank, 2008), with Mayra Buvinic; and Don’t Disturb the Neighbors: the United States and Democracy in Mexico: 1980-1995 (Routledge, 2003).
She received her PhD and MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS.