Doctoral Student Quiñones Awarded American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Fellowship

Warner School teaching and curriculum doctoral student Sandra Quiñones was recently selected as a 2009 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Graduate Fellow. Quiñones is one of only 12 graduate students selected nationwide to receive this fellowship.

The funding will be used to support her attendance at AAHHE’s 2009 Graduate Student Conference and Graduate Fellow Meetings. At the conference in March, she will have the opportunity to meet with Hispanic professors and administrators from across the nation and receive guidance, instruction and mentors to help her navigate the complexities of higher education. More than 115 doctoral students have participated in the Graduate Fellows program since its inception.

Throughout its history, AAHHE has been involved in numerous activities that work toward increasing the pipeline of Hispanic faculty in higher education, bringing issues pertinent to Hispanics to the attention of the larger academic community; and recognizing the achievements and accomplishments of Hispanics.

A bilingual educator with nearly ten years of diverse teaching experiences at the elementary, secondary, and college levels in New York and Puerto Rico, Quiñones hopes to impact the field of teacher education. Her research interests center around improving the status of Latino education with a particular emphasis on curriculum theory, college access, and the development of critical educators.

For more about Sandra Quiñones, visit: www.rochester.edu/warner/profiles/quinones.html

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