Dr. Gallardo is originally from an island off the coast of Southern California. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California-Berkeley and completed his graduate work at the University of California-Riverside. Roberto obtained his doctorate in Sociology, where he specialized in criminology, race and class, and political economy. Roberto's primary work has been focused on the ever-growing yet understudied Latino police officer. His work has been acknowledged with grants and has been featured in The Criminal Justice Review and Race & Justice.