Garcia-Rios guides UCLA grad students research project on cross-border commuters at Juarez-El Paso bridges and other ports of entryBefore sunup, Estefania Castañeda-Perez, 27, stood outside the Sun Metro’s Santa Fe Street downtown bus transfer center with a stack of surveys which are for data collection phase of her dissertation and part of a larger project with Professor Sergio Garcia-Rios of Cornell University, who is supporting and guiding the project.
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