Jaymon T Ortega
Jaymon T Ortega

Jaymon T Ortega

Cohort: 2019

B.A in Psychology and minor in Education from UC Berkeley

M.Ed. in Educational Counseling from USC

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Higher Education

Research Interest


Esports and Educaiton

Black and Latino Men

Racial Equity

Community Colleges

Student Athletes



Research Center

USC Race & Equity Center

Jaymon T Ortega

Jaymon Ortega is a doctoral student at Rossier School of Education and Graduate Research Associate with the Race and Equity Center. Jaymon's research areas include Black and Latino men, racial equity, community colleges, student-athletes, and empowering students of color. 

Prior to USC, Jaymon earned his M.Ed. in Educational Counseling and worked at five community colleges in the Los Angeles area as a professor and counselor. Specficially, he worked with prospective high school students, Black and Latino men, first-year students, student-athletes, and student seeking career counseling. He also worked as an advisor with USC football and the Educational Opportunnity Program at the University of California, Berkeley.



Professional Experience:

Glendale Community College - General and Student Athlete Counselor

Los Angeles Trade Technical College - Counselor and Professor

Pasadena City College - College I Instructor

East Los Angeles College - Male Leadership Academy

Los Angeles City College - Outreach Coach

USC's Student Athlete Academic Services - Graduate Advisor (Football)


Honors and Awards:

USC Rossier Dean's Fellow '16

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)

UC Berkeley NUFP Fellow '15


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