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I examine the connection between culture, language, and college knowledge, as it relates to college framing among Latino parents with elementary school-aged children. I organize my work into the role of institutions, parents, families and underserved groups through an asset-based lens to better understand the collective decision making of communities. I also examine funds of knowledge, community cultural wealth, and critical agency in exploring university programs and community capacity building around issues of access. I explore the ways in which structures of inequality in higher education institutions are embedded in the framing and funding of various sorts of offices and programs.

I am a proud daughter and the product of 2 Mexican migrant farm workers. 

Former Participant: GEAR Up, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), TRiO-Student Support Services & Ronald E. McNair Scholar


2018-2019 Teaching

Fall 2018

HGED 574    Introduction to Student Affairs                               

HGED 575    Organization and Administration in Student Affairs  

HGED 578    Students in American Higher Education


Spring 2019

HGED 576     Student Development Theory (1)

HGED 579    Avising and Helping Skills (1)

HGED 579    Avising and Helping Skills (2)



Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Arizona, 2018

M.A., Higher Education, University of Arizona, 2014

B.S., Psychology, Washington State University, 2012