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Thalia Rodriguez, Project Assistant

bio photo rodriguez tThalia Rodriguez joined CCRC in 2017 as project assistant. She provides administrative support to the Center.

Rodriguez is pursuing an MA in Elementary Inclusive Education at Teachers College and holds a BA in sociology with a concentration in education from SUNY Purchase in Purchase, NY. For her senior project, Rodriguez conducted qualitative research on how school structures influence educational trajectories and incorporation of first generation immigrant students. The project directly related to her interest in helping incorporate the missing voices of marginalized people into academic and policy discussions. Her work has motivated her understanding of the importance of a school curriculum that is inclusive and culturally relevant. In graduate school, she hopes to learn how to incorporate culture into her lesson plans and how to teach to better serve students of color.