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Dr. Araceli Espinoza, Special Programs Coordinator for the University of Tennessee College of Engineering, will to speak at SLC Professional Development Seminar on Feb. 20, 2015 at 12:20 pm in Min H. Kao, Room 121. The title of her presentation is "Cultural Perceptions"

Title: Cultural Perceptions

Abstract: During this session, participants will be introduced to “cultural proficiency.” Participants will also have an opportunity to engage in discussions about culture and cultural perceptions.

araceli_espinoza_coe.jpgBio: Dr. Araceli Espinoza is a Ford Fellow, Gates Scholar and UC Berkeley and University of Southern California alumna. Her research focuses on the college experiences and postsecondary outcomes of racial and ethnic minority (REM) students, first-generation college students and REM students in the STEM fields. She has given multiple presentations at national conferences and has published my research in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of College Student Development. Her work can also be found in the books The Education of the Hispanic Population: Selected Essays and Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM: The Role of Minority Serving Institutions.