Beatriz Rey is a PhD candidate in political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on political institutions, policymaking, and research methods, with a concentration in Latin America and the United States. She will complete her degree in August 2021 after defending her doctoral dissertation on legislative effectiveness in Latin America. Rey is also a research fellow at American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and a research assistant at the Qualitative Data Repository. She concurrently holds a position as a weekly columnist for the Brazil Report; more broadly, her policy commentary has been featured in outlets such as AP News, BBC Brazil, Estado de S. Paulo, and the Wilson Center.