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CATEGORIES: Student Awards

Spring 2022 Excellence In Latino/a Studies Award Recipient: Natalie Rivera

  USLS Spring 2022 Senior Award: Excellence in Latino/a Studies Recipient: Natalie Rivera Major: Psychology Minors: USLS and Criminal Justice  What’s Next: Natalie will be attending graduate school in the fall and pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice, with an emphasis on corrections and the Latino/a population.  Impact on the USLS program: Natalie received … Continue reading Spring 2022 Excellence In Latino/a Studies Award Recipient: Natalie Rivera

Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month✨ It is an honor to celebrate the amazing women who are a part of the USLS program! Here are the women who are highlighted: Dr. Lucia Suarez- Director and associate professor of the USLS program. Dr. Shannon Harper- Core faculty and assistant professor. Flor Romero-Slowing- USLS advisor Dr. Kimberly Greder- Affiliate … Continue reading Women’s History Month

Lecture Series: What Is Latinx? And Who Is Latinx?

Dr. Cristobal Salinas spoke about What Is Latinx? and Who Is Latinx? Dr. Cristobal Salinas focused on how the categories of race, gender, and sexuality continue to be the site of analysis for many higher education researchers, effectively filling the void of intersectional approaches to student development and learning theory. Yet, we still struggle with terminology … Continue reading Lecture Series: What Is Latinx? And Who Is Latinx?

USLS Graduate Assistant

My pronouns are He/Him. I am originally from Southern New Mexico, but lived in Des Moines for a long time. I am a graduate student in Anthropology.  My favorite part about teaching USLS 211 is the opportunity to expand students’ understanding of Latinx communities, and helping students from the Latinx communities to connect their own experiences in the … Continue reading USLS Graduate Assistant

CATEGORIES: Past Ambassadors

USLS Ambassador

My name is Karina, and I’m a junior majoring in psychology with a criminal justice minor! My favorite thing about the USLS program is how welcoming and supportive the faculty and staff are!  Being Latina is a major part of my life and identity. I love my culture and enjoy sharing it with others. I’ve … Continue reading USLS Ambassador