Jesica Siham Fernández

Jesica Siham Fernández
University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D. student
Psychology Department

Jesica Siham Fernández is a doctoral student in Social Psychology with a Designated Emphasis is Latin American & Latino Studies (LALS). Her personal experience as a first-generation immigrant from México, and first in her family to graduate from an institution of higher education, has influenced her interests in Latino youth, education, immigration, citizenship and civic engagement. Jesica's research centers on examining how institutions, like schools and communities, facilitate and support opportunities for Latino youth to move from a place of invisibility to a place of visibility, via civic engagement, despite the education and citizenship challenges that Latino youth experience, particularly in schools.

Latino youth, education, immigration, citizenship and civic engagement

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