Theresa E. Hernandez
Rossier Dean's Fellowship
Theresa E. Hernandez completed her bachelor’s in comparative ethnic studies at Columbia University and earned her master’s in higher and postsecondary education from Teachers College. Her research interests include the institutional interventions and broader policies that structurally support or hinder first generation students of color from low socioeconomic backgrounds getting into and succeeding in college. She is interested in using mixed methods to analyze how our institutions of higher education and educational policies can better support currently underserved students from admissions through graduation as well as to learn much from students who have successfully overcome barriers of systemic racism, classism and other structural disadvantages to gain access to college and degrees. Theresa works with Julie Posselt.