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Dr. Harriett Romo


Dr. Harriett Romo has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego, and postdoctoral studies in Sociology at Stanford University. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master’s in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles.
At present, Dr. Harriett Romo is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at UTSA. She has also taught at the University of Texas at Austin, and at Texas State University. She has directed grant projects at CAPRI from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, the Rockefeller Foundation, and other local foundations. Her research interests include Latino children and schooling, early childhood education, immigrant families and children, and foster care youth. 
(210) 458-2549


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Sophia M. Ortiz

Assistant Director

Sophia Ortiz directs the administrative operations of the UTSA Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI). She is responsible for independent/discretionary management on all financial resources, contract and grant administration, academic and staff personnel, student programs, facilities, equipment management, and special programs. In addition she participates in planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing, and supervising various programs. She supervises the development and modification of contracts and grant proposals, oversees the monitoring of awards to ensure the appropriateness of expenditures and is responsible for managing resources to meet audit compliance criteria. She has been responsible for compliance with various regulations and reporting requirements including re-budgeting, and human subjects (IRB) on several grants with CAPRI. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
(210) 458-2692



Alexandra Romero

Program Coordinator


Alexandra Romero has a Master’s degree in Public Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She assists Sophia Ortiz in coordinating grant activity for the Center.
(210) 458-3089



Eva Treviño

Administrative Associate II

Eva Trevino has been with UTSA for 17 years. She assists grant activity by maintaining and monitoring budgets, fiscal reports, provides administrative oversight in the implementation and operation of grant funded projects to ensure a smooth transition of CAPRI daily activities and events
(210) 458-2849



Graduate Research Assistants, Internships and Student Employees

The Child and Adolescent Research Institute strives to provide meaningful experiences to higher education students. We offer positions for graduate research assistants, research assistants, interns, and post-doctorate fellows. Student employees are vital to the operation of our grants and gives students research and administrative experience. If you are interested in working for CAPRI, please contact 210-458-2849 to inquire if there are any openings available.