Meet Latina Researchers Network’s
Communications & Outreach Committee
The main goal of the Communications and Outreach committee is to make sure that we increase the visibility of the LRN and Latina scholars. Through our social media and listserve, we reach students, faculty members, scholars, researchers, community and academic leaders.
What we do
This year we aim to publish ongoing content on our website and social media platforms that is relevant to the experience of Latina scholars. We will create articles, announcements on opportunities that are relevant to LRN members, and promote the research of LRN members, as well as social issues that are relevant to Latinas.
Who we are
Dr. Gabriela Hurtado, the University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Gabriela Hurtado is a project manager at the University of Texas at Austin and a lecturer at Texas State University. Her primary research interests lay on understanding the role of culture in the etiology and maintenance of suicidal behaviors among Latino emerging adults. Dr. Hurtado completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Toledo.
Mariel Buque, Ph.D. Candidate, Teachers College – Columbia University
Mariel Buque is an Afro-Dominicana Ph.D. Candidate in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College – Columbia University. Her clinical, research, and advocacy work focuses on the advancement of culturally responsive clinical and pedagogical interventions and on addressing racial health disparities by increasing access points to mental health for people of color.
Dr. Marcela García-Castañon, San Francisco State University
Dr. Marcela García-Castañon is an Assistant Professor in the Department Political Science at San Francisco State University. She specialized in American politics, Latino politics, immigrant/immigration policy and politics, political communication and methodology. Her research agenda analyzes notions of membership and citizenship development within immigrant communities and their connection to political and civic engagement. Dr. Garcia-Castañon completed her Ph.D. at the University of Washington.
Laura Cristal Magaña Mendoza, Ph.D. student, University of California, Berkeley
Laura Cristal Magaña Mendoza is a Gates Millennium Scholar and a first-year Ph.D. student in the Environmental Health Sciences Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research is centered on next-generation sequencing of RNA viruses and foresees her research path highlighting vulnerable populations, especially Latinas, in the area of reproductive and developmental health.
If you have a specific topic that would like to be discussed, recent accomplishments, relevant publications, events, or training opportunities that would be relevant to LRN members, please contact us! We would love to hear from you!
About us: The Latina Researchers Network (www.LatinaResearchers.com) was founded to ensure the successful achievement of Latina researchers and under-represented scholars. The Network is committed to bringing awareness to the challenges and opportunities faced by under-represented investigators, to showcasing excellence in scholarship, and to building a supportive community of diverse scholars and allies to increase the research pipeline. Stay connected! Get latest news and updates via our List-serve, Tweet Chats, Facebook Page and LinkedIn Group. For more information, email info@LatinaResearchers.com.