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Why Grad School? Panel with Pitzer and Pomona Grads

March 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A FACULTY IN RESIDENCE EVENT: Why Grad School? A panel with Pitzer and Pomona Grads who went onto graduate school programs

Monday, March 1 @ 4 pm PST/7 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting: https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/84577579993
Meeting ID: 845 7757 9993


Adriana Ceron PZ ’18 (Yale)
An incoming PhD student in sociology, she is a Salvadoran, first-generation college graduate. She isstudying race, migration and the challenges of integration of Latino/a/x immigrants in society, and theimpact of exclusion on access to critical resources and life outcomes.

Kevin Kandamby PZ ’19 (UCLA)
A 2nd year PhD student in the Department of Chicanx and Central American Studies at UCLA. He is a first-generation Mexi-Lankan (Mexican and Sri Lankan). He is studying Asian-Latinx identity formation in the U.S. and how the community navigates and negotiates their mixed identities.

Javier Lopez-Casertano PZ ’19 (Tulane)
A Guatemalan-American, mixed Italian-American-Mayan scholar at Tulane University. He is studying Latin American Studies. His research focuses on indigenous resistance and activism in Guatemala in the face of settler colonialism and the social and environmental degradation of indigenous communal land.

Cristian Padilla Romero PO ’18 (Yale)
A PhD student at Yale University specializing in Latin American history with a regional focus on CentralAmerica. His research is on the 20th-century social and political history of Honduras with a focus on Black, Indigenous, and Campesino movements. He is a Honduran first-generation scholar.

Special thanks to the MMUF Program

FMI: [email protected]



March 1, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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