Teachers College, Columbia University

Umika Kumar, Research Assistant

Umika Kumar is a research assistant at CCRC, where she focuses on how community colleges are adopting guided pathways reforms to advance student success and equity.

Kumar holds an MSc in sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She currently serves as editor-in-chief of New Sociological Perspectives, a graduate journal affiliated with the Sociology Department at the LSE. Kumar also earned a BA in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A product of the community college-transfer pipeline, Kumar earned a certificate in leadership and social change from De Anza College, which she attended for two years before transferring to UCLA.