Andres Alfonso is a first-year in the SFS planning to major in either International Politics or Culture and Politics. Andres is from Miami, Florida, and is the son of a Salvadoran and a Cuban immigrant. Andres first became interested in research after hearing his Grandmother retell the history of his family in El Salvador. This experience encouraged him to reach out and learn more about his family through the lens of history. As a MURF, Andres is thrilled to be working with Professor Jenny Guardado on the intersection between international politics and culture. Outside of the MURFs program, Andres is involved in several clubs such as The Caravel and The Minority Pre-Law Association and enjoys writing songs on his guitar.