MA in Education, 2013; MA in Sociology, 2016
School of Education
February 1, 2013
Pursues Doctoral Work as an Interdisciplinary Scholar
I am a second year doctoral student in UC Irvine’s School of Education, specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context. I am pursuing a Ph.D. because I am interested in understanding how dominant perspectives and systems of oppression are replicated and perpetuated in graduate education, specifically in the experiences of women of color in graduate programs and faculty positions. My research interests have been shaped by my own experiences and observations as a graduate student.
Currently, I am working on a project with my advisor, Dr. Estela Zarate, on disparate racial and ethnic representation among the undergraduate population at the University of California. Additionally, I am working with the UCI Graduate Division, and ADVANCE program to examine the racial climate for graduate education at UC Irvine. My research and coursework outside of the School of Education has facilitated a strong network of mentors and allows me to grow as an interdisciplinary scholar.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, I earned both my Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees from the University of Washington. Before moving to Irvine, I worked in nonprofit organizations that focused on social and economic justice.