UCSB McNair Alumni

2016 Graduates

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Gisella K. Diaz
Major: Psychology and Anthropology
Hometown: Delano, CA
Graduation Date: June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Barry Giesbrecht
Mentor's Department: Psychological and Brain Sciences
Research interests: Perceptual, Cognitive, and Neural Mechanisms of Selective Attention
Gisella is in the doctoral program in Integrative Neuroscience, Psychology at the University of Chicago.

Jorge Dominguez-Rodriguez
Major: Economics and Mathematics
Hometown: Cathedral City, CA
Graduation Date: June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Heather Royer
Mentor's Department: Economics
Research Interests: Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Jorge completed an M.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling at Ball State University in May 2017.  He begins a doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University in September 2017.
Eugenie Guzelian
Major: Psychology
Minor: Applied Psychology
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation: June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Karen Szumlinski
Mentor's Department: Psychological & Brain Sciences
Research Interests: Anxiety Disorders, Empathy, Theory of Mind
Eugenie will continue her research and apply for graduate school in Fall 2017.
Jamelia Harris
Major: Sociology
Minor: Black Studies and Education
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Graduation: June 2016
Mentors: Dr. George Lipsitz and Dr. Claudine Michel
Mentor's Departments: Black Studies/ Sociology and Feminist Studies
Research Interests: K -12 Educational Equity, Recruitment/Retention Initiatives for African Americans
Jamelia began a doctoral program in Urban Schooling at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jacqueline Lepe
Major: Sociology and Spanish
Minor: Feminist Studies
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Graduation Date: June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Victor M. Rios
Mentor's Department: Sociology
Research Interests: Non-Cognitive Skills Development, At-Risk Student Intervention, Juvenile Justice

Jacqueline is in the doctoral program in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Anibal Lopez
Major: Political Science - American Politics Emphasis
Hometown: Escondido, CA
Graduation Date: June 2016
Mentor: Dr. John T. Woolley
Mentor's Department: Political Science
Research Interests: Financial Regulatory Reform and Decision-Making

Anibal is pursuing a Juris Doctorate at the University of Iowa.

Adriana Sanchez
Major: Psychology
Minor: Applied Psychology
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Graduation: June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Melissa Morgan Consoli
Mentor's Department: Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology
Research Interests: Resilience, Subjective Well-Being, Culture and Ethnicity

Adriana will begin the doctoral program in Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Joleana Shurley
Major: Linguistics
Minor: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Hometown: Joshua Tree, CA
Graduation Date: December 2015
Mentor: Dr. Mary Bucholtz
Mentor's Department: Linguistics
Research Interests: Psycholinguistics, First/Second Language Acquisition, Computational Linguistics

Joleana began an MSc program in Evolution of Language & Cognition at the University of Edinburgh (UK).
Bertin Solis
Major: Sociology
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Graduation Date: June 2016
Mentor: Dr. Richard Duran
Mentor's Department: Education
Research Interests: Latino Parental Engagement, P-20 Education Pipeline, Education Policy
Bertin is in the doctoral program in Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Paola Villegas
Major: History of Public Policy
Minor: Labor Studies and Spatial Studies
Hometown: Van Nuys, CA
Graduation Date: June 2016
Mentor: Dr. George Lipsitz
Mentor's Departments: Sociology and Black Studies
Research Interests: Land Use Policy and Planning, Equitable Housing, Gentrification

Paola is in the doctoral program in Sociology at Northwestern University.

2015 Graduates

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Nathan I. Alamillo
Major: Chicana/o Studies & Sociology Minor: Applied Psychology
Hometown: Oxnard, CA
Graduation Date: June 2015
Mentor: Dr. Victor M. Rios
Mentor's Department: Sociology
Research Interests: Restorative Juvenile Justice, Public Health in Urban Communities
Nathan is in the joint doctoral program in Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University.
Iliana J. Avila
Major: Sociology and Chicana/o Studies
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Graduation Date: June 2015
Mentor: Dr. Dolores Ines Casillas
Mentor's Department: Chicana/o Studies
Research Interests: Cultural Studies, Central American Studies, Latina/o Education, Popular Chicana/o Culture
Iliana is seaking a Master's of Latin American and Latino Studies program at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Leslie Rene Castro
Major: Cultural Anthropology and Global Studies
Hometown: Lancaster, CA
Graduation Date: June 2015
Mentor: Dr. David Novak
Mentor's Department: Music
Research Interests: Global Popular Music and Hybrid Identities
 
Benjamin Huffman
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Graduation Date: June 2015
Mentor: Dr. Javier Read de Alaniz
Mentor's Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research Interests: Organic Chemistry, Synthesis and Organic Materials
Benjamin is in the PhD program in Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida.

Victor Marta

Major:  Economics/Mathematics and Political Science
Graduation Date: June 2015
Mentor: Dr. Jon Sonstelie
Mentor's Department: Economics

Victor is in the doctoral program in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Richard Mata

Major: Mathematics

Graduation Date: June 2015

Mentor's Name: Dr. Hector Ceniceros, Mathematics

Richard is in the Master's program in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University.

Michelle Parra 

Major: Sociology and Feminist Studies

Graduation Date: June 2015

Mentor: Dr. Leila Rupp, Feminist Studies

Michelle is enrolled in the Master's program in Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University.

Jacqueline Beatriz Partida  

Major: Chicana and Chicano Studies and Feminist Studies

Graduation Date: December 2014

Mentor: Dr. Ralph Armbruster, Chicana and Chicano Studies

Jacqueline is in the PhD program in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Rachel Scarlett

Major: Environmental Studies and Chemistry

Graduation Date: June 2015

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer King, Geography

Rachel is continuing doctoral work in Ecological Sciences and Engineering at Purdue University.

Christian Suarez

Major: Biochemistry-Molecular Biology

Graduation Date: June 2015

Mentor: Dr. Jamey Marth, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology

 

Erik Suarez

Major: Economics/Mathematics; Minor: Statistics

Graduation Date: June 2015

Mentor: Dr. Jon Sonstelie, Economics

Erik is in the PhD program in Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lizette Wences

Major: Linguistics with Spanish Emphasis; Minor: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Graduation Date: June 2015

Mentor: Dr. Mary Bucholtz, Linguistics

Lizette attends the Master's of Speech Pathology program at Indiana University, Bloomington.

2014 Graduates

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Jorge Ballesteros

Major: Psychology and Sociology

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steve Smith, Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology

Jorge continues work to obtain a Master's of Sports Psychology and Master’s in Counseling at Ball State University, Indiana.

Allegra Latimer

Major: Chemistry

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Craig Hawker, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Allegra continues in the PhD program in the Chemical Engineering Department at Stanford University.

Amieris Lavender

Major: Feminist Studies and Education

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: Mireille Miller-Young, Feminist Studies.
Amieris is in her thrid year in the Educational Policy PhD program at Michigan State University.

Michelle Len

Major: Computer Science

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: Diana Franklin, Computer Science

Michelle continues as a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Merced.

Nathan Lopez

Major: Mathematics

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Stopple, Mathematics

Nathan has completed his master’s in Mathematics at the University of Illinois, Chicago and continues on towards the PhD.

Noe Lopez

Major: Latin American and Iberian Studies/Spanish

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: Emiko Saldivar and Juan Vicente Palerm, Anthropology

Noe enters the third year of his doctoral work in the Social Anthropology and the U.S. Mexico Borderland program at the University of Texas, Austin.

Erika Matadamas

Major: Global Studies

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: William Robinson, Sociology

Erika is in her final year in the Master’s program in Global and European Studies at Leipzig University in Germany.
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Mynor Medrano

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: Jeff Krause, Marine Science Institute

Mynor continues his work as a doctoral student in the Microbiology program at Virginia Tech University.

Marilyne Tamayo

Major: Classics, Archaeology emphasis

Minor: Anthropology

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: Aaron Blackwell, Anthropology

Marilyne attends the Anthropology PhD program at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Nathaniel Vassar

Major: Earth Science

Graduation Date: June 2014

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chen Ji, Earth Science

 

2013 Graduates

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Adrianna Alexandrian

Major: English and Feminist Studies

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Laury Oaks, Feminist Studies

Annie has completed the Master’s of Public Health program at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Marlon Fernandez Castro

Major: Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Richard Duran, Education

 

Marlon earned a Master’s in Education at the University of Southern California and began doctoral work at Penn State University.

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Hiram Dominguez

Major: Bio-Psychology

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Aaron Ettenberg, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Hiram is currently working as a Lab Assistant at UC Merced and taking coursework in Biotechnology.
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Anthony Hearst

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Dar Roberts, Geography

 

Anthony continues in the doctoral program in Engineering at Purdue University.

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Francisco Jasso

Major: Political Science and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Edwina Barvosa, Chicana and Chicano Studies

 

Francisco is a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.

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Amy Martinez

Major: Sociology and Feminist Studies

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Victor Rios, Sociology

 

 

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Alexis Meza

Major: History and Latin American and Iberian Studies


Graduation Date: June 2012


Faculty Mentor: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, History and Latin American and Iberian Studies

 

Alexis attends the doctoral program in History at the University of California, San Diego.

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Juan Osuna

Major: Political Science and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Fernando Lopez-Alves, Sociology

 

Juan received his Master’s of Public Policy at American University in Washington.

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Mayra Perez

Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Samir Mitragotri, Chemical Engineering

 

Mayra graduated from the Master’s program in Biotechnology at San Francisco State University and currently works at Primus Labs.

Katherine Santizo

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Date: December 2013

Faculty Mentor: Matthew Helgeson, Chemical Engineering

 

Katherine is in the PhD program in Environmental and Water Resources in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Viginia Tech.

 

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Billi Jo Starr

Major: Sociology

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: John Sutton, Sociology

 

Billi Jo is a doctoral student in Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Veronica Togual

Major: Biopsychology

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Tod Kippin, Psychological and Brain Sciences

 
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Olivia Turnross

Major: CCS Biology

Graduation Date: June 2013

Faculty Mentor: Gretchen Hofmann, Evolution, Ecology and Marine Biology

 

Olivia is finishing her last year of coursework and expects to receive her M.S. in Ecology at the University of California, Davis.

2012 Graduates

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Dalma Arreola

Major: Political Science

Graduation Date: December 2012

Faculty Mentor: Lorraine M. McDonnell, Political Science

Dalma is a Master’s student in the Political Science program at San Diego State University.

Afiya Browne

Major: Sociology and Black Studies

Graduation Date: June 2012

Faculty Mentors: Clyde Woods, Black Studies and Beth Schneider, Sociology

Afiya is working towards her PhD in Criminology at the University of California, Irvine.

Guadalupe Cruz

Major: Sociology; Minor: Applied Psychology

Graduation Date: December 2012

Faculty Mentor: Melissa Morgan, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

Lupe completed the Master’s program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Elizabeth Gonzalez-Jimenez

Major: History and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2012

Faculty Mentor: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, History

Elizabeth is ABD at the University of Miami working towards her PhD in History.

Janai Harris

Major: Sociology and Feminist Studies

Graduation Date: June 2012

Faculty Mentor: Victor M. Rios, Sociology


Janai has completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. She is a school counselor and social worker at the University Laboratory High School at the University of Illinois.

Channel McLewis

Major: Black Studies and Sociology; Minor: Education

Graduation Date: June 2012

Faculty Mentor:Cynthia Hudley, Education
Channel graduated from Columbia University’s Teachers College in 2013 with a Master’s in Sociology and Education, and is now a doctoral student at UCLA.

Laila Nur


Major: Mathematics; Minor: Education

Graduation Date: June 2012

Faculty Mentor: Betsy Brenner, Education

Laila graduated from the University of Southern California in 2013 with a Master’s in Mathematics Education. She is currently a Mathematics Teacher at Manual Arts High School.

Nicole Perez


Major: Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2012

Faculty Mentor: G. Reginald Daniel, Sociology

Nicole continues at the University of Notre Dame working towards a PhD in Sociology.

Alaina Roberts


Major: History; Minor: American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Graduation Date: June 2012

Mentor: Stephanie Batiste, Black Studies

Alaina is now ABD at the University of Indiana - Bloomington and working on her dissertation in History.

Angel Rodriguez


Major: Philosophy

Graduation Date: June 2012

Faculty Mentors: Gabriela Soto Laveaga and Laura Kalman, History

Angel continues the doctoral program in the History of Medicine at Harvard University. He completed his Master’s degree at UCSB in Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Luis Trujillo


Major: Chicana and Chicano Studies and Black Studies; Minor: Spatial Studies

Graduation Date: June 2012

Faculty Mentor: George Lipsitz, Black Studies

Luis attends the University of California, Riverside working towards a PhD in Ethnic Studies.

Sabrina Anne Wuu

Major: Environmental Studies

Graduation Date: 2012

Faculty Mentor: Christopher Still, Geography

Sabrina is currently working as an Educational Sales Consultant at IXL Learning in San Francisco, CA.
Rosalia Zárate

Major: Mathematics

Graduation Date: June 2012

Faculty Mentor: Richard Duran, Education
Rosalia is at Stanford University working towards a PhD in Education.

2011 Graduates

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Janett Barragan

Major: Political Science and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: December 2011

Faculty Mentor: Horacio Roque Ramirez, Chicana/o Studies

Janett is ABD at the University of California, Santa Barbara working towards a PhD in Chicana and Chicano Studies.

 

Kristen Dunkinson

Major: Linguistics

Graduation Date: 2011

Faculty Mentor: Carol Genetti, Linguistics

Kristen graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2013 with a Master’s in Linguistics. She currently works as an Office Manager for the Interfaith Hospitality Network at Alpha House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Precious Boone

Major: Black Studies

Graduation Date: June 2011


Faculty Mentor: Clyde Woods, Black Studies

Precious graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2013 with a Master’s in Social Work. She is currently working as a Housing Coordinator for Los Angeles Family Housing.

Lynette Deborah Cortes Chavez

Major: Mathematics

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Emille Davie, Mathematics
Lynette received her Master’s degree in Mathematics from California State University, Fresno.

Richard Espinoza

Major: Psychology

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Steve Smith, Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology

Richard has completed his doctoral program at the Wright Institute. He now holds a Psy.D.

 


Marites Villarosa Garcia

Major: Biology

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Susannah Porter, Earth Science
Marites is completing her dissertation at the University of Chicago working towards her PhD in Paleocology.

Anna Giang

Major: Sociology

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Beth Schneider, Sociology

 

Bashir Hassan

Major: Black Studies and Sociology

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Stephanie Batiste, Black Studies

Bashir graduated from Cornell University in 2013 with a Master’s of Professional Studies in Africana Studies. He is now at Yale University School of Nursing.  

Brianna Jones

Major: Aquatic Biology

Graduation Date: Winter 2011

Faculty Mentors: Gretchen Hofmann and Pauline Yu, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology

Brianna is currently working at Aquatic Bioassay and Consulting Laboratories in Ventura, CA.

Nancy Martinez

Major: Psychology; Minor: Applied Psychology

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Shane Jimerson, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

Nancy graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a Master’s in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology.

Saul Martinez

Major: Biology

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Fred Wudl, Organic Chemistry

Saul currently works as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at New Mexico State University. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2013 with a Master’s in Kinesiology.

Eduardo Mercado

Major: Chemistry

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Tom Pettus, Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry

Eddie completed his doctorate. He is now employed by Genetech.

Paul Monge-Rodriguez

Major: Global Studies and Sociology

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentors: William Robinson and Lisa Hajjar, Sociology
Paul completed his master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and began his Juris Doctoral program at the UC Berkeley School of Law.

Robert Norton

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Eric McFarland, Chemical Engineering

Robert is currently working as a Senior Chemical Engineer at Green Yug in Santa Barbara, California.

Eziaku Nwokocha

Major: Black Studies

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentors: Roberto Strongman and Nadege Clitandre, Black Studies

Eziaku continues in the doctoral program in Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also was awarded the 2015 Ford Predoctoral Fellowship. She graduated from Harvard University in 2013 with a Master’s in Religious Studies.

Carla San Jose

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Linguistics, Speech and Hearing Sciences and Psychology

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Marianne Mithun, Linguistics

Carla received her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from San Jose State University.

Nathaniel Scheidemen

Major: Sociology; Minor: LGBTQ Studies

Graduation Date: March, 2011

Faculty Mentor: Beth Schneider, Sociology

Nathaniel continues at the University of Southern California working towards his PhD in Sociology.

Ashley Scott

Major: Global Studies; Minor: Chinese Classics

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentors: Howard Winant, Sociology and Ralph Ambruster-Sandavol, Chicana and Chicano Studies
 

Corinne Stanley

Major: Black Studies; Minor: Applied Psychology

Graduation Date: June 2011

Faculty Mentor: Clyde Woods, Black Studies

Corinne graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2013 and obtained her Master’s in Psychology. She is currently working as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee/Counselor at the People Who Care Youth Center in Los Angeles, CA.

 2010 Graduates

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Lisette Arellano

Major: College of Creative Studies - Biology

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Armand Kuris, Ecology
Lisette is at the University of Colorado working towards her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Lizette Arévalo

Major: Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentors: Manuel Callahan, Chicana/o Studies and Clyde Woods, Black Studies

Lizette is now ABD at the University of California, Riverside and working towards completing her dissertation in Ethnic Studies. She graduated from Columbia University’s Teachers College in 2011 with a Master’s in Education.

Todd Avellar

Major: Psychology

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Tania Israel, Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology

Todd completed his doctoral work in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently undertaking post-doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin.

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Sondrina Bullitt

Major: Sociology and Black Studies

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Heejung Kim, Psychological and Brain Sciences

She graduated in 2012 with a Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University.Sondrina is working as a Stroke Educator at the Triumph over Stroke Program at George Washington University.

Angelica Camacho

Major: Black Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: March 2010

Faculty Mentors: Gaye Johnson and Clyde Woods, Black Studies

Angelica received the Ford Dissertation Fellowship and is at the University of California, Riverside completing the PhD in Ethnic Studies.

Jorge Cuellar

Majors: Film & Media and Latin American & Iberian Studies

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentors: Cristina Venegas and Peter Bloom, Film and Media Studies

Jorge has passed his qualifying exams at Yale University in American Studies and is currently doing research in El Salvador for the dissertation.He graduated in 2012 with a Master’s in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California

Shardé Davis

Major: Feminist Studies and Communication

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Tamara Afifi, Communication

Shardé completed her doctorate in Communication at the University of Iowa. She obtained a Master's in Communication from UCSB in 2012. Shardé is now a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.

Racquel Domingo

Major: Microbiology and Spanish

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Karen Szumlinski, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Racquel has received her PhD from the University of Michigan in Biomedical Sciences. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine in the Molecular Microbiology Department.

Juan Sebastian Ferrada

Major: Global Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Dolores Inés Casillas, Chicana and Chicano Studies

Sebastian is ABD at the University of California, Santa Barbara working towards his PhD in Chicana and Chicano Studies.

Anita Juarez

Major: Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Tara Yosso, Chicana and Chicano Studies

Anita attends the University of Utah working towards a PhD in Education.

Gaby Lopez

Major: Cultural Anthropology

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Juan Vicente-Palerm, Anthropology and Chicano/a Studies

Gaby obtained her Master’s in Social Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently working as an Operations Leader for Vida Verde Nature Education and a Farmers Market Manager for Collective Roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. .

Jose Lumbreras

Major: Sociology

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Victor Rios, Sociology
Jose graduated in 2012 with a Master’s in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

K. Eric Martin

Major: Physics

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Beth Gwinn, Physics
 

Ahmad Nabhan

Major: Pharmacology

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Osnat Ben-Sahar, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Ahmad continues in the doctoral program in Biochemistry at Stanford University. He graduated in 2013 with a Master’s in Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University.

Deseray Solis

Major: Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2010

Faculty Mentor: Mary E. Brenner, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Deseray graduated in 2012 with a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Southern California. She is currently a Site Coordinator at THINK Together in Baldwin Park, CA.

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 2009 Graduates

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Darcy Alcantara

Major: Psychology and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2009

Faculty Mentor: David Sherman, Psychology

Darcy is completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Viviana Cantero

Major: Sociology

Graduation Date: June 2009

Faculty Mentor: Laura Romo, Education
 

Christopher Carlay

Major: Asian American Studies and Sociology

Graduation Date: June 2009

Faculty Mentor: Jon Cruz, Sociology

Chris completed his Master’s program at San Francisco State University in Social Work. He now works as a Child Welfare Intern with San Francisco Family and Children Services.

Lucia Diaz

Major: Black Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2009

Faculty Mentor: Clyde Woods, Black Studies
Lucia works as an Academic Case Manager at Huckleberry Youth Programs in San Francisco, California.

Brian Ponce

Major: Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Graduation Date: June 2009

Faculty Mentor: Victor Rios, Sociology

Brian graduated in 2012 with a Master’s in Criminology from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Brian is currently working as a Wraparound Facilitator.

India Williams

Major: Black Studies

Graduation Date: June 2009

Faculty Mentor: Chris McAuley, Black Studies