Dr. García-Pérez is a Professor in the Department of Economics at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. Her research concentrates on topics of labor economics, immigration, and health economics. She is also working on wealth inequality across race/ethnicity and the impact of health shocks. She is a Research Fellow at the Roy Wilkins Center in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She has published her research in journals such as Demography, American Economic Review, International Education Planning, Review of Black Political Economy, Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy among others. Currently, she is the Past-President of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE).