Mission Statement

Open Americas (OA) is a platform for sharing content that engages with contemporary social issues facing the Western Hemisphere. We advocate a diversity of thought through information, whether it be conveyed through research, literature, reviews, or photographs. OA does not strictly adhere to any political or religious doctrine and encourages open, respectful debate and critical thought.




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Alexia Rauen
M.A. Global Affairs at Rice University
B.A. Latin American Studies, Economics, Policy Studies at Rice University


Laura Schroeder
M.A. International Policy & Development at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
B.A. Sociology/Anthropology at Lewis & Clark College

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Madeline Asta
B.A. Global Studies and Economics
at University of California, Santa Barbara


Martina Guglielmone
M.A. Sociology at George Washington University
B.A. Political Science at Lynn University


Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Grant – University of California, Santa Barbara – December 2017

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