“I grew up in the mountains of rural East Tennessee. I am currently a second year PhD student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program (Higher Ed emphasis) at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I also work full-time as the Assistant Director for Academic Programs at UT Health San Antonio. I am interested an assets-based research approach that identifies the systems of privilege and oppression impacting the educational experiences of first-generation graduate students from rural Southern Appalachia.”
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