Author Barbara Zayas

Barbara Zayas

Barbara Zayas grew up between the border of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas. She is currently a student at Boston University studying sociology and Latin American studies. Zayas focuses her studies on topics such as criminal violence, poverty and social justice. The piece was written under the supervision of Boston University professor, Ana Villarreal. It is based on an independent study Zayas conducted in the Spring of 2018 regarding Mexican criminal transnational organizations.