Education: UC, Santa Barbara: Ph.D. (in progress--expected completion fall 2016); UC, Santa Barbara: M.A. Chicana and Chicano Studies (2013); CSU, Los Angeles: M.A. Mexican American Studies (2011); M.A.English Literature (2001) and B.A. English Literature(1998); Mt. San Antonio College A.A. Liberal Arts(1996)
Currently, I am attending UC, Santa Barbara where I am working towards a doctoral degree in Chicana and Chicano Studies. My research interests include: Chicana/os & the educational pipeline; Indigenous, humanizing & transformative pedagogies; psychology of liberation & praxis; resistance ideologies & practices across borders; postcolonial theory & literature. I look forward to continuing my work of bridging the academy and the community through innovative projects, collaborations, and coalitions.
My other areas of interest include: Chicano/a Behavior, History, Literature, Art, Archives, Oral Histories, Cultural Preservation, Critical Ethnography, Community and Educational Partnerships focusing on Social Justice.
NOTE: MY OFFICE IS LOCATED IN C156-A NOT C252T!!!!!