Latina Researchers Network
Social Justice Essay Challenge Winners
We asked, “How are you using scholarship or evaluation to promote social justice for Latinx/a/o, their families or community?”
The essays reminded us that no matter the circumstances, the challenges, or obstacles, we all have an important story. Stories that will open more doors to the next generation of investigators – stories that transcend geographic location and academic disciplines.
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* Alison Cerezo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Counseling, San Francisco State University
Dr. Cerezo describes her scholarly pursuit toward uplifting marginalized communities, particularly the most vulnerable members of the Latinx community.
* Tanya Erazo, Ph.D. Student in Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Tanya shares a personal account of those who helped her become a first-generation doctoral student poised to be a psychologist.
when it comes to your community, you don’t leave it once you ‘make it’
* Floralba Arbelo, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education, Carlos Albizu University
Dr. Arbelo speaks to her education as a means to promote social justice by investigating topics linked to Latina/o academic success.
Being a Latina Scholar is a privilege; with it comes the responsibility to help other Latinas/os and their families achieve their goals
* Jovanna Anzaldua, Ph.D. Student in Biology and Society, Arizona State University
Jovanna discusses her goals to improve the reproductive health of Latinx women and families.
Reproductive justice is a complex and important topic that meets at the juncture of social justice and health
* Stephanie Maira Quiles-Ramos, Ph.D. Student in Engineering Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Stephanie shares the life experiences have shaped her interest in engineering to advance the Latinx community.
Deconstructing barriers to education can open pathways for the emerging Latinx generation to advance themselves, the community and their families
Congratulations to all our winners!
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