As a sociology and hispanic studies double major, I am exploring the multiple facets of inequality within our society concerning gender, race, ethnicity, and education.
Many youth of color that come from working-class families do not receive the same quality of education as their white/Caucasian-middle-class peers. There is an achievement gap that creates a divide between these two groups, and puts the youth of color at risk of lower academic achievement.
I have recently joined the team in spring 2016, and have begun assisting in transcribing interviews. With your support, I intend to continue working in this research process and to contribute helping youth express their views and thoughts about their educational experience.
Moreover, I am specifically passionate about helping first-generation students pursue higher education and to receive equitable rights.