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Edwin Hernandez, PhD Student

Edwin Hernandez  is a doctoral student in Social Science and Comparative Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. Edwin earned his Master’s degree in Bilingual School Counseling from New York University. As a guidance counselor and mentor for community-based organizations in New York and California he became aware of the multitude of challenges undocumented students encounter and has been devoted to advocate for this growing population. His research interests include youth culture, transition from high school to college, resilience, persistence and educational attainment of underrepresented students in college. He states that there are several misconceptions about the growing population of undocumented students, and institutions need to be aware of their experiences to create better practices and support systems that will aid them in their educational trajectories.

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