Marianna Garcia is a first-year Political Science PhD student at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests focus on U.S. Latino and immigrant political socialization. Marianna is a Graduate Research Associate for the CSMaP independent panel project, which monitors discussion of political topics, media consumption, and the spread of disinformation, in both English and Spanish, in the lead up to the 2022 U.S. elections. She provides support for research design aspects tailored to Latino and Spanish-language respondents. Marianna holds a Master’s in Public Policy, with a focus on Social Policy and Program, Design and Evaluation. Her research experience includes field research in California immigrant communities, survey design, ethnographic work, facilitating focus groups, and textbook and historical content analysis.