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PhD Student
Learning Sciences & Human Development

I am a First-Gen Doctoral student at CU Boulder from Montbello Colorado. I am starting my third year in the School of Education, focusing on Learning Sciences and Human Development. I recently graduated with my master's degree in Counseling, specializing in Couple and Family Therapy.

My work focuses on the Intersections of race, mental health and education to explore issues of social justice, power, and culture in learning. Specifically, looking at racial trauma, the emotional body, inner child, learning spaces, and fugitive wellness.

School & Society 3013: Introduces students - both future teachers and those simply interested in education - to pressing issues surrounding education within the United States. The course reveals the complex relationship between schools and the larger society of which they are a part. Examines issues of diversity and equity from different disciplinary lenses, including history, philosophy, sociology and anthropology, psychology.

Palomar, M., Jones, A., Tanksley, T. (In Press). In the Shadow of Violence: Enacting Hope, Healing and Futurity During the Attacks on CRT. Special issues of the Journal of Philosophy and Theory in HigherEducation (PTHE) on Critical Race Theory in Higher Ed