Irene's research has explored a number of issues within the field of Latino/a Studies, including the experience of aging among Mexican migrant populations. She has participated in both the Northwestern SROP program and the U-Chicago MMUF Summer Research program. The working title of her project is; "I Too Have a Story: The Experience of Middle Age for Mexican Migrant Women in Chicago." Irene is currently working on an Immigrant Rights campaign in Oakland, California as part of the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship. She plans to apply to graduate schools for Anthropology in the future.