Dr. Lisa M. Sanchez is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. She holds a masters degree in American Politics and Public Policy and a Doctorate in Political Science with distinction from the University of New Mexico. She is an alumnus of the APSA Minority Fellows program and the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy. Lisa’s dissertation focuses on the relationship between a rising U.S. Latino population and its electoral impacts within the United States Congress. She works on projects related to the intersection of legislative politics, race and ethnicity, and political behavior. Other research interests include legislative representation with particular regard to how minority influences affect policies such as health and immigration.