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Jenny Villatoro

    Professional affiliation

    Associate, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative, George W. Bush Institute

    Full Biography

    Jenny Villatoro is currently an Associate for the George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. The initiative has workflows that include Blueprint for Opportunity (domestic economic policy), North American competitiveness, and Jenny’s primary policy focuses: immigration and Central American economic reform. In her undergrad, Jenny was a “Delegada” or delegate, for the University of Texas at Dallas Center for U.S./Latin American Initiatives (CUSLAI) which promotes research and educational initiatives in Latin American studies and works to strengthen the intellectual and cultural connections between students and faculty at UT Dallas and their Latin American counterparts. Jenny has a B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas in International Political Economy (IPE) with an area focus on Latin America and is currently pursuing her masters at UTD, also in IPE, with a focus on development in Latin America.