Sebastian Bonilla holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining the Cristo Rey team, he worked as a Research Manager at Competitive Edge Research & Communications where he led the research department focused on preparing data for analysis as well as drafting reports. Sebastian was also a Research Fellow at the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at UCSD where he managed a research team focusing on immigration policy and voter education across the nation. He has also spent time as a volunteer at the Dreamer Resource Office at CSU San Marcos, assisting with research aimed at bettering the on-campus experience for undocumented students. He has several publications focusing on voter sentiments and immigration policy.