Mishella Romo Rivas is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Jurisprudence, as well as a Master of Arts in Law and Governance, both from Montclair State University. Additionally, she completed a Master of Arts in Politics at New York University. She is interested in presidentialism, populism and judicial politics. She has presented her research at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, the Northeastern Political Science Association, and the Latin American Studies Association. She has written and co-authored papers that have been published by the American Political Science Association, the National Political Science Honor Society, Latin American Perspectives, and the Oxford Handbook of Latin American Social Movements. While at Princeton, Mishella's research has focused on the politics of horizontal accountability in Latin America.  She is a Fulbright scholar in Brazil (2023-2024).