Christopher Yera is from Miami, Florida, and is a senior at Columbia College majoring in Political Science. Prior to attending Columbia, Christopher obtained an Associate of Arts degree in International Relations from The Honors College at Miami Dade College. The son of Cuban immigrants, Christopher’s research interests lie in U.S. and Latin American affairs and public policy. During his time at Columbia, he has worked as a Research Assistant on the Poverty Tracker study at the Center on Poverty and Social Policy and will serve as the Secretary for the Mu Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. In his spare time, Christopher enjoys walking through Central Park, building Lego Architecture sets, and watching the Miami Heat.