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Karina Chavarria

she/her/hers Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University Channel Islands

I am a Latina immigrant who was determined to attain a college education; not only to achieve personal freedom from poverty, but because a college education represented an avenue for working with marginalized communities in addressing disparities in access to equitable opportunities for living a better life. Over the 10+ years of working with working-class and minoritized high school and undergraduate students within and outside of the classroom, I have foregrounded the connections between community ways of knowing and academic knowledge to create programs that will address inequities in our society.

Email Address karinachavarria27@yahoo.com
State California
Webpage https://www.csuci.edu/iss/programs/underrepresented-student-initiatives.htm
Social Media https://www.csuci.edu/iss/programs/underrepresented-student-initiatives.htm
Main area of practice
  • College Access
  • Financial Aid/Funding
  • Graduate/Professional School
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Research & Data
Specializes in These Areas
  • Latinx
  • Gender
  • First-Generation
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • Non-traditional students
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Activism
Examples of current or past work Past work 1 (application)
Past work 2 (application)
Past work 3 (application)
Aspirations for this online directory I'm interested in engaging with a community of public servants, activists, and allies working to serve immigrant communities and transform policies/practices that reproduces exclusion.
I'm open to... Networking, Mentoring, Consulting for a fee, Consulting for free, Provide a service