2024 Summer Scholars

We’re excited to announce the recipients of the 2024 Wheelhouse Summer Scholars fellowship. This award and mentorship opportunity is for PhD and EdD students whose equity-focused research centers on the California Community Colleges. Please join us in congratulating:

Esteban Alcala Esteban Alcala Aguirre – University of Pittsburgh, Higher Education PhD Program
Project: Chulas fronteras: Testimonios of community college transfronterize students




Austin Barraza Austin Barraza - Northeastern University, Political Science PhD and Assistant Professor of Political Science at San Diego Mesa College 
Project: In Pursuit of Equity: Setting Community College Policy at the State House




Jennifer Ferrero Jennifer Fererro - San Diego State University, Ed.D. in Community College/Postsecondary Leadership (CCLEAD) 
Project: Transforming the Binary: Lived Experiences and Institutional Support for Gender Expansive Employees in the California Community Colleges


Teresita Martinez Teresita Martinez – University of California Davis, School Organization and Education Policy, Computational Social Science Designated Emphasis 
Project: Impacts of COVID-19 State Emergency Aid on Non-FAFSA Filers


Glenda Rossier Glenda Palacios-Quejada – University of Southern California, Doctor of Philosophy in Education 
Project: The Association between Ethnic Studies Courses and Student Achievement. Evidence from a Large Urban Community College District.




Ivan Gutierrez Ivan Valdovinos Gutierrez – University of California San Diego, PhD in Education: Transforming Education in a Diverse Society 
Project: Examining the Transfer Decision-Making Processes of Latinx Students Through a Family-Centered Approach

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