Linnea Sandin is the associate director and associate fellow with the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where her research focuses on security, migration, and gender equity in Latin America and the Caribbean, specifically in Mexico and Central America. Previously, Ms. Sandin was the program manager and research associate for the Americas Program. Before joining CSIS, she worked as a paralegal at the Boston law firm Chin & Curtis, LLP, specializing in business immigration matters, and as a field organizer for Organizing for America (President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign) in southern Colorado. Ms. Sandin holds a B.A. in Latin American studies from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.