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Student Spotlight: Karen Loya '19

"My work takes an education-approach to figure out how universites can better support their Latinx students." Sociology major and CSI and Latina/o studies minor Karen Loya spent this past summer as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow studying Latinx identity formation in higher education. She is looking at the ways U.S. universities influence and support their students, how identity is formed and the history of Latinx categorization in the U.S. After graduation, Loya plans to pursue a Ph.D. and go into education to focus on Latinx student success.

Click here to read the full College of Arts and Sciences story on Loya's research