Peno Mclean-Riggs is a 4th year Spanish Literature and Languages major. Her research interests include community-engaged scholarship around county jails and categories of belonging in modern Latin American literature. She has also researched the language used by the CIA to describe indigenous people in the Guatemalan Civil War. The social-science research, which inspires her, uses the expertise of community members as a crucial part of the research project. She also has a chihuahua named Luna who is the light of her life!