Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
The educational pipeline serves as a unit of analysis of the institutional issues that Latinx students continue to face in their trajectories into community colleges and four-year universities. My experiences as an undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has contributed to my understanding of the existing efforts in helping historically underrepresented community college students and their transitions into four-year universities. Furthermore, the personal narratives shared by community college transfer students in my classes and research have emphasized the overwhelming neglect that Latinx community college students encounter in counseling services.
Following the completion of this degree, I will apply theories, research, and practice towards working at a community college that serves a large body of historically underrepresented students in Southern California. Thus, I plan to develop a program that bridges counseling services between community colleges and four-year universities. Educational social mobility is a key product of counseling and I seek to provide intersectional aid to students.
David from California
Azusa Pacific University