Currently I'm working under
mentorship of Professor Judith Stepan-Norris and Dr. Scott Simpson.
My area of research is education and politics. Basically, I'm conducting
a study in a predominantly Latino and African American school district
in Southeast LA. Through my study I intend to find whether or not
the ethnic composition of the school board has had on impact on
the student's educational outcome, mainly through the hiring of
Latino and African American teachers and administrators. I hypothesize
that the struggle for power between African Americans and Latinos
in the school district and city, that is minority politics, has
deviated away the attention from implementing effective policies
for improving student's achievement.