Member Accomplishments – October 2016

L to R: Ann Redman, Sarah Ortegon, CC Aragón

MALCS Chair-Elect Cecilia “CC”Aragón was appointed as the Executive Director of the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference, a non-profit focused on empowering at risk young Latinas through mentorship and awareness. They hold a 2 day conference annually in Cheyenne, Wyoming for 5th-12th grade girls of Hispanic descent. Congratulations to CC on this opportunity to have an impact on the lives of young Latinas.


ssq_nasdme2016Congratulations to MALCSista Seline Szkupinski Quiroga who is taking on a new role as Director of the ASU CAMP Scholars Project. The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $2.1M grant to Arizona State University to support a university recruitment and retention program for the children of migrant farmworkers (PI: Dr. Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez, co-PI: Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga). The ASU CAMP Scholars Project will provide academic, social and financial support services to first-year migrant students and their families. Through research seminars, symposia and conference travel grants, the Project also strives to produce a cohort of students with a strong academic identity who see themselves as knowledge producers and community change makers.


Portland State University recently profiled MALCS Recording Secretary Jean Aguilar-Valdez about her work on decolonizing science education. In the profile, Jean speaks about the challenges of being a scholar-activist and working towards social justice in science education. Kudos to Jean for bringing attention to these issues to a larger community. Read the full article here:

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