Grateful to USC for sharing my academic journey in their Rossier Magazine. Check out the article!
“An advanced degree is the key to many of these positions of power and influence in the United States, yet students of color remain severely underrepresented in graduate studies, relative to their representation in society at large” (Garces, 2015). Across the nation, many graduate programs struggle to recruit and retain students of color in their […]
First off, I want to thank everyone I met back in Austin, Texas (you all know who you are!) as I can truly say I would not have made it to this position of my life without their endless support from picking me up when I was not at my best to nightly food runs […]
Quote: “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” My colleague, Esmeralda, shared this powerful quote with me back in our third year at UCLA. I was going through one of the lowest points […]
I am excited to finally announce that I have accepted my offer to the Urban Education Policy Ph.D. program at the University of Southern California (USC). There, I will also be a Research Assistant for the Pullias Center of Higher Education as I work with Dr. Adrian Huerta, Dr. Adrianna Kezar, and many other amazing […]