José Sánchez Gómez is a second-year PhD student in the Government Department at Cornell University. His research interest is on comparative politics of Latin America. He focuses on contentious politics and constitutional change, social movements and party politics. In 2015, he finished his Master of Public Administration at CIPA, Cornell. Before coming to Cornell, he served as a public official in the Civil Service Department of Paraguay, and worked for NGOs in programs for social and democratic development.
Delphia Shanks-Booth is a PhD candidate in the Government Department at Cornell University. Her dissertation focuses on when and how private foundations fund criminal justice programs and reform initiatives, and she is broadly interested in the intersection of public policy and organizational behavior. She has an MS in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University and a BA in Sociology from Grinnell College. Prior to graduate school, she worked for several nonprofits.