Colin Martinez

Undergraduate Research Fellow


Colin Martinez is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He is pursuing his Master’s in Economics with expected graduation date of Spring 2024. His research with the CGO focuses on immigration. He joined the CGO because it’s a great opportunity to further his education and research goals.

If given the chance to share an idea with the world, Colin would discuss the immigrant population in the US. Americans often overestimate the immigrant population due to anti-immigrant rhetoric. If this rhetoric causes a significant decrease in immigration, it would harm our economy and culture.

Following graduation, Colin is planning to work in government and formulate policy.

About Student Research Fellowships

Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.

During their fellowships, graduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.