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There are many resources for undocumented students attending college in California. Daniel Alfaro, program manager of Undocumented Student Services at UC San Diego, explains the support programs available to students, financial aid options and AB540, accessing immigration attorney services and more. Series: "Education Channel" [Education] [Show ID:…
 
Finding the right college goes beyond picking a major. The campus philosophy, location, amenities, and student life can all play a part in your selection. UC San Diego admissions officers share what life is like at UCSD and how the college admissions process works. Hear about campus housing, student activities, academic support programs and more. S…
 
As the second anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic approaches, along with the specter of outbreaks during the winter season, the world continues to grapple with uncertainties of the pandemic. Join UC San Diego experts who describe how epidemic modeling and data-driven approaches led to the strategies behind UC San Diego’s Return to Lea…
 
Juan López Córdova and Lorena Cardenas came to San Diego from Jalisco. When their children showed interest in applying to college, they had lots of questions about the process. Gloria Corral of the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) sits down with Juan and Lorena as they reflect back on what they learned, how they found support, navigati…
 
More than 20 years before the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, a small Mexican community in Lemon Grove, California fought for and secured for their children the right to an equal education. Luis Alvarez, PhD, a professor of history at UC San Diego, grandson of the plaintiff in Roberto Alvarez vs. the Board of Trustees of the Lemon G…
 
Caesar Aceituno's family moved from Guatemala to Los Angeles. During community college, he discovered his passion for learning and education. After considering several options, he found himself at UC San Diego. Appreciating the value of community, he sought out connections and mentors that supported his academic journey. He also made a point to giv…
 
Growing up in Gilroy, California, Dalila González Mejía knew she wanted to pursue higher education but didn't know how the process worked. After high school, she attended a community college and signed up for a transfer agreement program that would guarantee her a spot at UC San Diego. Once she arrived, she hit the ground running - getting involved…
 
Listening, talking, reading, and writing are all parts of early literacy learning. Donna Mojarro, lead teacher at UC San Diego's Early Childhood Education Center, shares how you can set up literacy rich activities to encourage a lifelong love of reading in young children. Series: "Education Channel" [Education] [Show ID: 37417]…
 
Jalene Hernandez shares her experience as a first gen college student. She talks about the research opportunities she found in the field of aerospace engineering as well as the social connections she found through student organizations. Series: "Education Channel" [Education] [Show ID: 37091]By UCTV: UC San Diego
 
Gabby Herencia knew that to achieve her goals, she needed to attend college. Wanting to be close to home, she found herself at UC San Diego. On campus she found community through student organizations and developed an interest in social justice. She shares advice for current college students and talks about how she found her post-college path. Seri…
 
Blanca Meléndrez and Mark Patterson came to UC San Diego to achieve their academic dreams. Along the way, they bonded over their shared love of Spanish literature and found themselves planning a future together. Hear how they found love, found their career paths, and how they advocate for students and their community. Series: "Education Channel" [E…
 
Natalia Avina-Ochoa came to UC San Diego as a transfer student looking to find her place in the world of STEM. She talks about the differences between community college and a four year university, how she started her own club, and how she helps other students with the transfer process. She also shares how she found mentors and research opportunitie…
 
Learn about UC San Diego’s comprehensive mental health and wellness ecosystem, which is designed to empower every student to flourish. Experts highlight new and innovative strategies to meet the unique needs of college students, including precision mental health care. Series: "UC San Diego Health Talks" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Show ID: 3…
 
Yosira Hernández's parents immigrated from Guatemala to the United States for a better future. As the oldest of three children, Yosira was the first in her family to apply to college. Yosira sits down with her parents to talk about how her college journey impacted their family, the criteria she used to to select a college, and how they supported ea…
 
UC San Diego graduate Adán Chávez speaks with his mother Maria Chávez about his experience as a first generation college student and how it impacted their family. Adán credits his parents for instilling the value of education, the importance of hard work, and the need for faith. Hear how they navigated college as a family and how Adán is using his …
 
Navigating the school system can be challenging - especially for parents who do not speak English. Myrna Ortiz explains the challenges she has faced as a parent communicating with teachers. She discusses how her children went through the English learner reclassification process and how that has impacted their education. She also shares how she enco…
 
When Jocelyn Ornelas Muñoz arrived in the United States from Mexico at nine years old, she did not speak any English. She started school in California and, encouraged by her parents, developed a lifelong love of learning. Jocelyn and her mother Micaela share their experiences with education in the US, how Jocelyn's college journey impacted their fa…
 
Official forms often asks us to pick from limited categories to define who we are - white, Black, American Indian, or Asian. This narrow view of identity has deep impacts on Indigenous and Latinx communities. Daphne Taylor-Garcia talks about her research in Ethnic Studies and how she works to uncover how our identities have been shaped by coloniali…
 
Mariana Carrola was able to experience a taste of college while still in high school through programs such as Summer Bridge and Academic Connections. This early connection to college not only helped her choose where to attend but gave her valuable insights into how to navigate her freshman year. She shares how she found community as an undocumented…
 
Natalia Henriquez grew up in the San Fernando valley knowing that a college education would be in her future. After attending community college in the LA area, she transferred to UC San Diego to pursue a degree in physics. She shares how she stayed connected to family while in school, how participating in hands-on research impacted her studies, and…
 
Ronny Vasquez moved from Venezuela to attend college. The culture shock was often overwhelming but when he transferred to UC San Diego he discovered a community of students with similar backgrounds who provided support and friendship. His advice to new college students is to advocate for yourself and find your voice. He also shares how he uses his …
 
John Saintignon leveraged his skills on the basketball court to gain a world class education. He shares what he learned on and off the court during his time as a first generation college student. He shares what inspires him, how he went from basketball coach to author, and his advice to college students looking to carve their own path. Series: "Edu…
 
Oscar Vasquez-Mena, PhD, shares his story of growing up in the Mexican state of Chiapas and how he found his passion for science and engineering. He believes that the university should provide a sense of community and explains how he uses his research, the arts, and academic programs to support first generation students as they pursue a college edu…
 
What does college really cost and how do you pay for it? Financial aid is available to many students but you need to know how to access it. Rashinda Hutchinson walks you through how to determine costs, the types of financial support available, how to complete financial aid forms and more. Series: "Education Channel" [Education] [Show ID: 36625]…
 
Julio Barreiro Guerrero grew up in a public housing project in Acapulco de Juarez. Inspired by a junior high teacher, he found his passion for science. Through hard work and focus he found himself the recipient of scholarships that opened up a world of opportunity in physics. Today, he runs a lab at UC San Diego focused on quantum science and techn…
 
How can parents and caregivers best support their K-12 students? Gloria Corral of the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) answers common questions about helping your student thrive, connecting with school staff and teachers, how to get the information you need, accessing school resources and more. Series: "Education Channel" [Education] […
 
How can students and their parents make sure they are on the right path to apply to college? High school counselor Isela Medina shares how to access resources, the support systems available, and more. Learn about how your GPA can affect your applications, what you need to know about A-G requirements, and how to set yourself up for success starting …
 
There are so many unknowns when sending your child off to college. How much will college cost? What is dorm life really like? How will our family stay connected? Elizabeth Zamudio from the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) shares answers to these questions and more to help parents navigate the first years of college. Series: "Education …
 
From a very young age, Amanda Corona's parents began instilling a deep appreciation for the the power of education. She always knew she would go to college and chose to attend UC San Diego. She shares what it was like to change majors, how she found a Latina community through a sorority, and her advice to young scholars. Series: "Education Channel"…
 
Skye Edwards grew up in California's central valley, spending summers working on her family's ranch. When it came time for college, it was a hard decision to leave her tight knit community but her passion for learning took her to UC San Diego, The recent grad looks back on her time in college, how joining the Society of Hispanic Professional Engine…
 
As Wendell Bass explains, when you see children as brilliant, the possibilities are endless. Bass has spent a lifetime in education working towards an equitable future for all of his students. In this wide ranging interview, he shares what he has learned while emphasizing love, compassion, and connection during all parts of the school day. Series: …
 
Ramesh Rao is an electrical engineer who leads the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego. He talks with Saura Naderi about his upbringing, his early interest in engineering and his current position. He also talks about his involvement in projects that benefit the community. Series: "Education Channel" [Business] [Education] [Show ID: 37277]…
 
We talk to Tehlor Kay Mejia about the new Rick Riordan Presents sequel, Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares. Order Forest of Nightmares (affiliate link): https://bookshop.org/a/444/9781368049344 Tehlor's website: https://www.tehlorkaymejia.com/ Tehlor's twitter and instagram: @tehlorkay Our Website: thehalfbloodreport.com…
 
Dr. Elisseeff is a leading expert in the field of tissue engineering. She directs the Translational Tissue Engineering Center where she and her team of scientists study stem cells, develop new biomaterials, and design new technologies for regenerative medicine. The goal of her lab is to engineer technologies to repair lost tissues. Specifically, El…
 
This short film showcases two community-engaged graduate student research projects. “Historic Places Merced” is an online database developed by graduate students that permits residents to co-produce an inventory of historical places in downtown Merced, including the social memory of lived experiences. “Merced: A City of Arts and Culture,” studies t…
 
This short film showcases two graduate student community-engaged research projects related to youth and access to resources in the San Joaquin Valley. One is on the experience of collaborating with local youth as they research and produce a comic book about historical inequities in Merced and the other is on the process of cannabis legalization in …
 
How can educators connect with refugee students and their families? Experts from around the country share practical advice for engaging in meaningful and culturally relevant ways to promote learning, creativity and community. Series: "Education Channel" [Education] [Show ID: 37034]By UCTV: UC San Diego
 
Saura Naderi has used her training as an engineer to turn dreams into reality. Whether building a robotic dress to developing innovative STEAM programs for kids, she has an eye to inclusivity and sparking joy. Hear how she cultivated this unique mindset and how she worked through trauma to allow for creativity in her career. Series: "Education Chan…
 
Victor Minces teaches the science of music. He seeks to transform our perception of everyday experiences by revealing the physics behind them. Through his program, Listening to Waves, he works to make science accessible to all and imbue creativity in the scientific process. Hear his perspectives on teaching, arts education and more in this engaging…
 
How can we help kids develop financial skills to help them thrive in college and beyond? Drew Guthrie and Mike Sheffer share ways for parents and caregivers to engage with kids about financial literacy and critical thinking in their day to day lives. Series: "Education Channel" [Business] [Education] [Show ID: 37006]…
 
A healthy learning ecosystem requires knowledge to be actively shared and implemented. Sustainable learning weaves together practices that allow not only for sharing, but for responding and implementing in our rapidly changing environment. Diana Woolis explains the elements of the framework as well as its applications. Series: "Education Channel" […
 
Joseph Sullivan, MD, Professor of Neurology and of Pediatrics; UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California San Francisco; Director of the UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center; Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Education] [Show ID: 36981]…
 
High school athletes hoping to compete in college are facing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been unable to demonstrate their skills for recruiters and are having to find unique ways to showcase their progress. This is compounded by universities eliminating sports programs due to pandemic-related budget cuts. Katie Andersen s…
 
Diane E. J. Stafford, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship; Stanford University School of Medicine. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Education] [Show ID: 36979]By UCTV: UC San Francisco
 
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