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Vanessa Pena

Vanessa Pena 





Name: Vanessa Pena

Hometown: Chicago,IL

Research interests: Latino achievement gap and educational inequity, minority serving institutions, international social welfare policies, minorities in STEM education 

Major: Sociology, Education and Youth studies

Dreams: I aspire to earn a PhD and become a college professor 

Summer 2015: Investigating Minority-Serving Institutions; Program: Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions and University of Pennsylvania; Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maybeth Gasman

Summer 2014: Parenthood, Work, and Childcare in Contemporary Amsterdam; Program: Beloit College McNair Research; Faculty Mentor: Dr. William (Bill) New