Meet the Fellows: A Conversation with the Kroc IPJ Border Fellows 

Meet the Fellows: A Conversation with the Kroc IPJ Border Fellows 

Date and Time

Thursday, July 15, 2021

This event occurred in the past

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 1 p.m.



5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Join us for a discussion with the inaugural cohort of Border Fellows at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on Thursday, July 15 at 1:00 PM PT. During the panel, you can learn more about the Fellows, the projects they will work on during the 12-month fellowship, and their passion for building a peaceful and inclusive border region. At the event, we will also honor a group of ten dedicated individuals as the first recipients of our Border Ally Award for their work at the border.


The Fellows will engage with the Kroc community in a number of ways, including through guest lectures, mentoring students, special events, and published writing. The cohort will anchor a cross-border network of local scholars, practitioners, and policymakers working to reduce vulnerabilities for women, provide opportunities for at-risk youth, protect migrants, increase access to justice, contribute to environmental resilience, prevent violence, and minimize human rights abuses.

Featured event panelists include:

  • Rebeca Cazares, PrevenCasa, Fellow
  • Luis Guillermo Gomez Rosales, Psicologos Sin Fronteras BC, Fellow
  • Marla Lino, ProSalud, Fellow
  • Florisse Vazquez, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Fellow
  • Alina Breton, La Favorita, Young Fellow
  • Acacitli Espinoza, Purple Hub, Young Fellow
  • Miguel Garcia, CETYS, Young Fellow

The Border Ally Award recipients will be honored for their contributions through the following institutions and programs: Yara Amparo Lopez (PROBEM); Carlos Martinez (University of California); Ana Ochoa (USAER); Francisco Orozco Diaz (Casa de las Ideas/Tijuana Innovadora); Andrea Peña (Integrate); Karolyna Pollorena (Respond Crisis Translation); Nicole Ramos (Al Otro Lado); Sahoori Rivera (Goebel & Muthspiel); Gustavo Valdez (GRID Alternatives); and Alejandra Melisa Viruete (Residentes del Mundo).

Patricia Marquez, Dean of the Kroc School, will provide introductory remarks and the panel will be moderated by Kroc IPJ Program Officer for Cross-Border Initiatives Melissa Floca. 

The event will be hosted virtually via zoom. Please register here to access the webinar.