Student Spotlight!

Doctoral student, Victoria Navarro Benavides with Dr. Nolan Cabrera reviewed the book Transforming Educational Pathways for Chicana/o Students for Teachers College Record. To read this report please click on the link here.  

Doctoral student, Chris Corces-Zimmerman, and TLS graduate student, Jamie Utt, collaborated with Dr. Nolan Cabrera on the latest publication, YPAR, Critical Whiteness, and Generative Possibilities in Democracy and Education.  

Doctoral student, Eliza Yellow Bird, Doctoral Candidate, Karen Francis-Begay, and graduate, Dr. Amanda Tachine, collaborated with Dr. Gary Rhoades and Dr. Nolan Cabrera on this latest publication, College Choice and Transition Experiments of first-year Native American Students at the University of Arizona. To read this report please click on the link here.

Doctoral student, Eliza Yellow Bird, and graduate, Dr. Amanda Tachine, collaborated with Dr. Nolan Cabrera on this latest publication that pushes methodological boundaries informed by Indigenous culture.  Amanda was recognized recently by President Obama and invited to The White House to be recognized for her work with Native American communities.

Christine Nelson, PhD graduate, was recently hired as an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Denver.

Doctoral graduate, Dr. Natalie Rose Youngbull published an article with Dr. Christine Nelson that details how relationship, community, and power from Indigenous perspectives are sources of persistence for American Indian students. They explored how social justice-based, service-learning courses provide safe spaces for students to realize their Indigenous knowledge while attending PWIs. 

Dr. Rebekah Salcedo is now the Director of UA's Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.

Dr. Charles H.F. Davis III is now the Director of Higher Education Research and Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF RACE & EQUITY IN EDUCATION.

Doctoral candidate, Matt Matera, continues in his role as Director of Scholarsips A-Z, an organization he co-founded which provides resources and scholarships to make higher education accessible to all regardless of immigration status.