Meet Our Students

  

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Carrie Carter

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

Eve Castellanos

Eve Castellanos 

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Female Leadership in Higher Education, Women of Color as Administrators in Higher Education, Resiliency in Leadership Program Evaluation

Professional Role: Program Coordinator

Hometown: Sanger, CA

 

Brittany Clason

Brittany Clason

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

Research Interests: Student self-efficacy in higher education 

Professional Role: Clinical education coordinator for Fresno State’s Athletic Training Program

Hometown: Clovis, CA

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Ryan Eisele

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

 

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Jennifer Enns 

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

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Corrine Folmer

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

 

Fae Griffen

Fae Giffen

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Mental health issues in public spaces, educational institutions and urban planning, information literacy, new technologies in learning, teen and young adult library services and media.

Professional Role: Youth Services Librarian

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Angelica Gil

Angelica Gil Garcia

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

Research Interests: Middle school to high school transition. College and career readiness support programs that prepare students for higher education

Professional Role: Career Counselor

Hometown: Fresno, CA

 

Edward Gonzalez

Edward Gonzalez 

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Equity and Access to the Arts, Geography & Culture, School Size

Professional Role: Educational Consultant

Hometown: Fresno, CA

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Danyelle Gonzalez

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

 

Lydia Gonzalez

Lydia Gonzalez 

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

Research Interests: Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

Professional Role: AP Psychology Educator

Hometown: Reedley, CA

 

Esra Hashem

Esra Hashem

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

Research Interests: Diversity, inclusion, and minority student representation in higher education; Branding, communications, and alumni relations

Professional Role: Marketing Strategist at Fresno State

Hometown: Fresno, CA

  

Jonathan Hernandez

Jonathan Hernandez 

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Student success, critical race theory

Professional Role: Professor of Communication, Porterville College Speaker, RISE 2IT Productions

Hometown: Selma, CA

Lupe Jaime

Lupe Jaime 

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Dual Language Learners in Early Care and Education

Professional Role: Senior Director of Early Care and Education, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

Hometown: Clarksburg, CA

  

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Hiromi Kubo

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Julisa Maldonado Vargas

Julisa Maldonado Vargas

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Critical Pedagogies, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teacher Education, Rural Schools

Professional Role: Academic coach TK-6, Mendota USD

Hometown: Gridley, CA

 

Ricardo Marmolejo

Ricardo Marmolejo

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Social justice in higher education

Professional Role: Director of Special Grants Project – Title V, West Hills College Lemoore

Hometown: Riverdale, CA

 Megan O'Quin

Megan O'Quin

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Student success in higher education,  HS to college transition

Hometown: Tigard, OR

  

Frank Puccio

Frank Puccio

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Denise Ramirez

Denise Ramirez

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Gender inequity and bias in higher education, specifically the lack of female representation and leadership in the field of kinesiology

Professional Role: Adjucnt Faculty, Fresno State Department of Kinesiology

Hometown: Clovis, CA

  

Karina Rodriquez

Karina Rodriquez 

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline for Youth of Color, School Discipline, Educators’ Social-Emotional Readiness

Professional Role: Counselor

Hometown: Firebaugh, CA

Rosanna Ruiz

Rosanna Ruiz

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Environmental Education, Eco-literacy, Environmental Justice, Experiential Learning

Professional Role: Lecturer for the Recreation Administration Department at Fresno State University, and Instructor of Environmental Education for the Fresno County Office of Education

Hometown: Southern California

 

Ruby Sangha Rico

Ruby Sangha Rico

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Community colleges, social justice,  gender and power

Professional Role: Faculty coordinator, Fresno City College

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Adriana Scherrer

Adriana Scherrer

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

 

Sara Soria

Sara Soria

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: academic achievement of Mexican American high school boys and the impact of parents and schools

Professional Role: Assistant Principal at Granite Hills High School,  Porterville USD

Hometown: Exeter, CA

 

Amanda Stewart

Amanda Stewart

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Sense of Belonging and Community in Digital Spaces

Professional Role: Coordinator of Communications and Media, Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Fresno State

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

  

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Talar Terzian 

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

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Sonia Torossian

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

 

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Jerry Vang

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Mindset Self-Efficacy

Professional Role: Teacher

Hometown: Fresno, CA

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Amy Williams

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Improvement Science, Professional Learning Communities

Professional Role: Project coordinator

Hometown: Fresno, CA

 

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John Williams 

Cohort 12: Class of 2021

Pa Xiong

Pa Xiong 

Cohort 11: Class of 2020

Research Interests: Hmong American students in higher education

Professional Role: Adjunct Faculty at Merced Community College District - Los Banos Campus 

Hometown: Clovis, CA