Maria Echaveste joined the University of California’s Berkeley School of Law as a Lecturer after co-founding a strategic and policy consulting group, serving as a senior White House and U.S. Department of Labor official, and working as a community leader and corporate attorney. She is also Program and Policy Development Director with the Law School’s Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy.
Alex Saragoza is Associate Professor of History in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. He formerly served as the Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies and was subsequently Director of the UC Study Center in Mexico. His most recent publication is a two-volume edited book, Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic, published by ABC-CLIO Press (2012).