E.D. Farmer Fellowship 2013-2014 (Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin
Jorge Luis Divino Scholarship in Architecture 2015-2016 (School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin)

My time at UT Austin has consisted of taking part in community-based development projects in Mexico. I have been an active participant in human rights advocacy in Panama and Argentina. I have served on  the Outstanding Employee Committee and the Vice-President of Research Search Committee which speaks volumes to my experience in being able to effectively hire and retain key contributors a world class institution of Higher Education. As result of the Latin American Studies program, I  have developed a wealth of knowledge in the analysis of social, economic and political situations in Latin America for the development of community-based projects. Last, I am particularly concerned with the incorporation of local-knowledge for the crafting of public policy. 


  • M.A., in Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin (Graduation expected in May 2016)
  • M.Sc., in Community and Regional Planning from The University of Texas at Austin (Graduation Expected in May, 2016)
  • B.A., in International Relations (Latin America and Middle East) with a minor in Economics from Wheaton College (MA)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma from United World College -USA
photo of Marco Gallardo Coral
  • Community-Based Development, Bioregional Planning, Latin America-centered Research, Human Rights Advocacy