Student Profile

Carolina Ramirez

PhD Candidate, School Organization and Education Policy

Portrait of Carolina Ramirez


Carolina is a doctoral candidate in the School Organization and Education Policy emphasis area. During her time at Davis, she has been a research assistant in the California Education Lab, as well as a teaching assistant for several School of Education undergraduate courses. Carolina’s primary research interests include the role of broad-access public universities in promoting undergraduate education. She is also interested in undergraduate mobility and how transfer pathways impact persistence.

Faculty Advisor

Michal Kurlaender

Research Interests

access and persistence in higher education, broad-access public universities, remedial or developmental education, undergraduates of color, the California State University

Conference Presentations

Ramirez, C. (2019, April). Research Methodologies That Humanize Latinx Undergraduates. Presented at the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting Group for Hispanic Issues. Toronto, CDN.

Ramirez, C. & Segundo, V. (2018, November). But Is It Woke?: Scholars of Color Examine if Their Research Methodologies Humanize Latinx Undergraduate Students. Presented at the 43rd meeting of the ASHE Council for Ethnic Participation. Tampa, FL.

AERA 2017 Annual Conference · Remedial Policy at Broad-access Four-year Public Universities · San Antonio, TX

APPAM 2017 Regional Conference · Stop-out Behaviors at Broad-access Four-year Universities: Lessons from the California State University (CSU) · Riverside, CA


NYU · M.A., Education Leadership: Policy and Advocacy · 2011
UC Berkeley · B.A., Political Economic Theory · Minor, Education · 2009
Thammassatt University · Bangkok, Thailand · Economics· 2006

Professional Experience

Community Organizer· New York, NY · 2011-2013

Professional Organization Membership

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)

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