Carola Suárez-Orozco

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Carola Suárez-Orozco is a professor of Human Development and Psychology at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences. Her body of research uses mixed-methodological strategies to elucidate the child, adolescent, and young adult experience of immigration. Her work focuses on the question, how is a person’s development shaped by immigration and how are they changed by the process? Dr. Suárez-Orozco has considered a wide variety of processes including identity formation, family separations, gendered patterns, civic engagement, and most recently the unauthorized experience. A focus on school settings has been an essential and enduring theme in her basic research agenda as schools are a first contact point between the immigrant child, their family and the new society. Further, education is a critical predictor of current as well as future wellbeing and socio-economic mobility for the most rapidly growing sector of the U.S. youth population.

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