Alexandria Herrera is a dual-title Ph.D. Candidate in Latin American History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a graduate minor in Latino Studies. Herrera’s dissertation examines how the continuity of Guatemala City’s mandatory STI testing policy for sex workers, implemented in the late 19th century, culminated in the Guatemalan Syphilis Experiments (1946-1948). Broadly, Herrera’s interests revolve around 19th to 21st-century Latin American History, gender and women’s history, and the history of public health and medicine. Herrera has been awarded three Foreign Area and Language Studies (FLAS) fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education for Kaqchikel Maya, Guatemala’s second-largest spoken Mayan language. Growing up in the Southwest borderlands has greatly shaped Herrera’s ongoing interest in U.S./Mexico border policy, immigration, and monolingual Indigenous language speakers’ experiences. Herrera’s research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s FLAS Fellowship Program, The Penn State Center for Humanities and Information, and the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship program.