Carlos Vargas-Ramos is a Centro research associate working on the impact of migration on Puerto Rican political behavior, political attitudes and orientations. He received his BA in political science and Economics from Rutgers University and also holds an Mai n Hispanic Civilization from New York University, and a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. Prior to joining the Centro’s staff, Carlos was a legislative aide at the New York City Council. He has also worked as a research assistant at the Barnard/Columbia Center for Urban Policy and Research as well as an enumerator and manager for the U.S. Bureau of the Census. He is a member of the Caribbean Studies Association and the Puerto Rican Studies Association.