I recently earned an MA in Social and Cultural Pedagogy at Arizona State University (ASU), where I previously obtained a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Education and Family & Human Development. Through the various state, national, and international organizations that I am involved with, I strive to help increase access to higher education by making the pathway to education more affordable, accessible, and attainable in the United States and abroad.
Presently, I am pursuing a Ed.D in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California with a concentration in K-16 leadership where I have aspirations to graduate in May of 2018. My research interests and passions are (but not limited to):
*College readiness rhetoric (writing, math, engagement, & research)
*Global higher education (developing countries and international students)
*Educational financing (financial aid, pell grants, student loans, federal/state aid)
*Economics of higher education (domestic and international)
*College affordability, accessibility, & attainability
*Social education as it pertains to higher education
Additionally, I am an active member of the National Education Association (NEA) & National Council on Higher Education (NCHE), where I have served on committees and governance. I am also a member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council Young Professionals and the Social Pedagogy Association.