Originally from Lima, Peru, Velasco completed a masters degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Survey Methodology, from the University of Illinois in 2009. While pursuing his degree, he worked as a research assistant for the Survey Lab at the University of Chicago and as a bilingual interviewer for the National Opinion Research Center. Previous jobs in Peru include conducting quantitative and qualitative research in rural areas of Peru and working for the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Relations as a human development assistant.

Statistical PortraitsJanuary 21, 2010

2008, Hispanics in the United States Statistical Portrait

This statistical profile of the Latino population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey.

Statistical PortraitsJanuary 21, 2010

2008, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait

This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey.