Michael Sierra-Arevalo received his B.A. in sociology and psychology (high honors) from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include urban sociology, race and ethnicity, gangs, social network analysis, violence prevention, and policy implications of gang violence.
Sierra-Arevalo is a research fellow at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), and is also a graduate student affiliate of the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE).
Currently, he is involved with Project Longevity, a gang-outreach and gun-violence prevention program being implemented in New Haven by a joint effort between the New Haven Police Department, the U.S. Attorney's Office, local community leaders, and researchers from Yale University, University of New Haven, and University of Cincinnati.