Jamila Espinosa


Major Professor: Dr. Maciel Hernandez


I am interested in how social discrimination affects the development of children from marginalized communities and by extension, their academic trajectories and social mobility. Specifically, I am interested in contextualizing the psychological and academic experiences of Latinx students within the developmental and socio-cultural frameworks that shape their understanding of identity.
My ultimate goal is to contribute to the research of adaptive psychological and academic development intervention for youth. My experiences as a first-generation student and an educator in public schools inform the questions I seek to answer.