Jessica Leila Carranza

  • 2020


Research Assistant

Research Concentration

  • K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest

Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Bilingual Education, English Learners
Jessica Leila  Carranza

Contact Information


  • Patricia Burch

Research Center


Jessica Leila Carranza is a Ph.D. student in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, concentrating in K-12 Education Policy. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare & Spanish: Hispanic Languages and Bilingual Issues, with a minor in Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained a Master of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to attending USC, she was a bilingual elementary school teacher in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her research interests include bilingual education, English learners, juvenile justice, and mental health in K-12 education.

Awards and Grants

Barbara Jackson Scholar, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)

Associate Program Fellow, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), Phillips Academy      

Dean’s Scholar, Televisa Foundation Education Fund for Graduate Student Research on Bilingual Education, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies University of  California, Los Angeles

Dean’s Scholar, Lula Haven Hazelton Fellowship & Hearst Fellowship, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Ronald E. McNair Scholar, University of California, Berkeley