2019 AAC&U Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA

Friday, January 25, 2019Next-Generation First-Generation™ Professionals: Eliminating Tokenism in Higher Education Raising Our Voices: Reclaiming the Narrative on the Value of Higher Education occurs when institutions acknowledge and understand that acknowledging intersecting identities of New Majority, next-generation/ first-generation professionals/graduate students (NXFG) contributes to student success. NXFG students living/working authentically, free from Internalized intergenerational trauma (IIT) that stifles our creativity and our voices, benefit from experiencing first-hand how professionalism grounded in authenticity generates successful careers. Understanding effects of IIT on NXFGRead more

2018 National Symposium of Student Retention Salt Lake City, UT

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Intergenerational Trauma and Student Success: Equity-Based Approaches that MatterTM Intergenerational trauma (IT) (Lev-Weisel, 2007) negatively affects students, intensifying feelings of incompatibility/inability to succeed. Stereotype threat (Steele, 2010), invalidation (Rendón, 2009), microaggressions (Solórzano, Ceja, & Yosso, 2000), and effects of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (DeGruy, 2005) leave students besieged by messages of inadequacy. Equity-based approaches grounded in critical theory illuminate how IT decreases when student experiences are valued rather than abrogated. Understanding effects of IT on firstRead more

2018 Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education National Conference, Oakland, CA

Friday, April 13, 2018 #PinayScholars: Resisting assimilation as scholar practitioners in educational spaces By: Kristian Ocampo, Katherine Parpana, Tracy Pascua Dea, Terri Luna This session introduces several Pinays working in Academic & Student Affairs, who explore radical self-love by breaking down barriers of ‘success’ and redefining what it means to be scholar-practitioners. The panelists will explore themes related to Pinayism in education, leadership, and what it means to be visible (and invisible) in a field historically dominated by white womxn. This sessionRead more

2018 Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education, Oakland, CA

Friday, April 13, 2018 Intergenerational Trauma and Student Success:  Equity-Based Counternarratives of Power, Strength, and Hope Intergenerational trauma (IT) adversely affects students and higher education professionals, amplifying feelings of incompatibility/inability to succeed. Stereotype threat, invalidation, constant microaggressions, and Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (deGruy, 2005) leave individuals besieged with messages of inadequacy. Equity-based approaches grounded in critical theory will be presented and will illuminate how IT decreases when valuing, not abrogating, individual narratives.  Tying this pedagogy to learning leads to healing andRead more

2017 42nd Annual ASHE Conference, Houston, TX

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Reframing Success: Attending to Intersectionality to Support Lived Experiences of First Generation College Students Successful implementation of Dynamic Student Development Metatheodel (DSDM) can support persistence and graduation of first generation (FG) and other marginalized populations, who have been historically and contemporarily denied access to power epicenters. This paper will address intersectionality of identities of FG college students as framed by a new model of student development and student success, the Dynamic Student Development Metatheodel (DSDM). The authorsRead more

2017 42nd Annual ASHE Conference, Houston, TX

Friday, November 10, 2017 Intergenerational Trauma and Student Success:  Equity-Based Counternarratives of Power, Strength, and Hope Intergenerational trauma (IT) adversely affects students, amplifying feelings of incompatibility/ inability to succeed. Stereotype threat, invalidation, constant microaggressions, and Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (deGruy, 2005) leave students besieged with messages of inadequacy. Equity-based approaches grounded in critical theory illuminate how IT decreases when valuing, not abrogating, student narratives. Researchers will examine and analyze the  narratives of 54 students who participates in the Saint Mary’s CollegeRead more

Embracing Hispanic Heritage

October 3, 2017 Embracing Hispanic Heritage Message from the Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Gloria Aquino Sosa Dear Saint Mary’s community members, We are midway into national Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the intersections of history and experiences of Latin@ cultures, including the commemorations of independence for Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. President Lyndon Johnson initiated the observation of Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, and President Ronald Reagan expanded the celebration in 1988 to 30 days ofRead more

2017 NACADA International Conference, Sheffield, United Kingdom

July 10, 2017 Connected: Transforming Advising and Student Success while Leading Institutional Change Change is often met with resistance for myriad reasons. A collectivist practice includes engaging rather than isolating stakeholders whose past investments in programs/processes are crucial. This interactive session will engage participants in identifying areas where collaboration to align processes with mission can foster positive programming, policy, and institutional change. It is increasingly uncommon for crossover collaboration between academic and student affairs to occur. By framing transformation inRead more

2017 WASC Academic Resource Conference, San Diego, CA

April 20, 2017 Mission Possible: Collectivism and Inclusive Excellence Transforming Student Success While Leading Institutional Change Change is often met with resistance for myriad reasons. A collectivist practice includes engaging rather than isolating stakeholders whose past investments in programs/processes are crucial. Mission is accomplished when students successfully transition from dependence to independence to interdependence, leaving college with tools to be successful in a global society. PresentationRead more

2017 Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), Oakland, CA

April 7, 2017 Building Bridges:  Connecting the Known with the Unknown in the Career Search Process Navigating your career path can be confusing and daunting.  Private or public?  Two-year or four-year?  Search now or later? Does money matter or not?  Sometimes there are more questions than answers no matter where you are on the career journey.  Whether you are a recent graduate or transitioning careers, actively looking or not, happy or not happy in your current job, this panel willRead more