Academic Background and Research Interests
My research interests are in citizenship education, multicultural education, equity, identity, radical triangulation, critical race theory, and my background is in Hispanic languages and literature.
I am a 1.5 generation Koren-American who came to the U.S. when I was one. I grew up in Shrewsbury, MA, and did my undergrad in Pittsburgh with a semester abroad in Spain. I also lived in Chile for three years.
What Led You to Pursue a Degree in Education?
While being in Chile, I started a master program which was interrupted by nation-wide student strikes. This situation made me really passionate about equity and access education, which motivated me to pursue a degree in education.
Why Did You Choose the UW and College of Education?
My decision to study at UW and the CoE was two parts. First, academically I was really inspired by Dr. Banks' work. Second, I really wanted to be close to my sister and my baby niece/angel/princess!
What Will You Do to Transform the World upon Graduation?
Upon graduation, I would like to work towards getting a Ph.D. to continue to fight for equity in education, in both curriculum and structural changes.