Dr. Marquez conducted the first comprehensive study on Latino/a Political Appointees in the United States (2006). She is currently revising the study for publication. Dr. Marquez is not only a scholar but a political activist. She has campaigned for candidates at the local, state and national level including President Bill Clinton (1992, 1996); Senators' Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (1990, 1992); Representatives' Xavier Becerra and Hilda Solis (1991, 1992); and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina (1990).
American politics; American Presidency; White House Staff and Executive Branch Appointees; Latino/a Political Appointments in the White House; U.S. Public Policy, the Policy Making Process; U.S. Latino/a Politics