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.
Congratulations 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: https://www.pdx.edu/profile/solidarity