About Rachel Gomez
Rachel Gomez is the i-STEM Program Coordinator at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW). Rachel is also a Ph.D Candidate in the Deparment of Mexican American Studies. Her current research examines the ways in which critical pedagogical practies affect the sociopolitical development of college-aged adolescents.
Rachel also received her M.S. from the University of Arizona in Mexican American Studies with a concentration in Latino/a Health. Her research interests include examining issues in education and the ways in which urban youth navigate educational systems to create equity in their communities and higher education experiences on campus.
Research Interests: Youth Sociopolitical development (especially of Mexican American and Black youth), activism, social identity, campus climate, social justice in education, first-genertion college student experiences.
iSTEM: An Innovative Hybrid Program for Diversifying and Building Capacity in the STEM and ICT Workforce (NSF Grant, 2012)
M.S. Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona
B.A. International Studies: Latin America, University of Washington
B.A. Spanish, University of Washington
MAS 150B1- Introduction to Social Justice
MAS 150B2- Sex and Aids
MAS 150C1- Latina/o Popular Culture & Media
MAS 265- Overview of Mexican American Studies