I am a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the UMD Sociology department. My research interests lie at the intersection of gender stratification and family formation, looking at contraceptive access in the U.S, fertility, and union formation in Latin America. I work as a Research Assistant for the evaluation of the Delaware Contraceptive Access Now initiativeled by Dr. Michael Rendall. 

In my dissertation, I study the association between women's employment and union formation in Mexico and the U.S by looking at their trajectories in the labor force.


  • MA
    Sociology, University of Maryland
  • MS
    Social Research Methods, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • BA
    Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Parren Mitchell Art-Sociology Building 4108
Department of Sociology
churtado [at] umd.edu