Joselyn Angeles-Figueroa is a research assistant in the youth development program area. She graduated from Macalester College with a degree in educational studies and sociology. Her research interests include ethnic studies, out-of-school time activities, racial and ethnic equity, criminal justice, and ethnic identity construction. Joselyn’s research endeavors have been dedicated to supporting and representing communities of color, in particular Latin American communities. During her undergraduate years, Joselyn worked as a research assistant for Macalester’s Institutional Research department where she collaborated across institutional offices to conduct and disseminate multiple studies on student health, academic concerns during COVID-19, and alumni outcomes. Aside from this work, Joselyn has also served on research projects evaluating youth entrepreneurship programs and Minnesota’s English language learners program. Her senior thesis project involved working with Latin American community organizations in Central Florida to determine the ways in which their members exert agency in the process of their ethnic identity construction.