Audrey Aredes Graduate Student, UCLA
Audrey D. Paredes is a doctoral student in the Social Science and Comparative Education Division with a specialization in Race and Ethnic Studies and a Research Associate for the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research interests stem from her experience as a first generation student in the U.S. public educational system and the daughter of Guatemalan immigrants. More specifically, Audrey’s research aims to examine the experiences of first-generation students of color in higher education with a particular focus on the intersections of race, class, gender, and immigration status specifically for Central American students. Through her work, Audrey hopes to impact policy and practice to transform and improve educational outcomes and experiences for this student population. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Audrey received her Master of Arts in Education from UCLA and her Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.