Edwin Hernandez Graduate Student, UCLA

Edwin Hernandez

Edwin Hernandez is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Social Science and Comparative Education program and a Research Associate for the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education (IGE) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests include issues around access and equity for immigrant and minority youth in urban schools. Edwin’s research interest is rooted in his experiences growing up in South Los Angeles and being the son of immigrant parents from Mexico. Prior to UCLA, Edwin worked closely with immigrant and minority youth as a school counselor and mentor through community based organizations in New York and California. Edwin received his M.A. in Bilingual School Counseling from New York University and his B.A. in Sociology from California State University, Northridge.