Student Profile

Lorenzo Gamboa

PhD Candidate
California State University, Sacramento

Background
Trinidad State Junior College 1999-2000, Trinidad, CO
University of Northern Colorado 2000-2001, Greeley, CO
Santa Clara University 2001-2003, Santa Clara, CA

Bachelor of Science: Economics, International Business, with a Spanish Minor and emphasis in General Engineering

Study Abroad: Borderlinks; Tucson, AZ Nogales, AZ and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico Border Study program, conducted my own economic research on Maquiladoras and the labor market of the Frontera (border). Fall 2003

University of Arizona 2008-2010, Tucson, AZ

M.S Candidate: Mexican American & Raza Studies; concentration in public policy, immigration, and education

Masters Thesis in Progress: The State Crisis and Arizona's Undocumented Students: Short and Long Term Impacts

CO-Founder: www.scholarshipsAZ.org<http://www.scholarshipsAZ.org> (College resources for all students regardless of immigration status.)

Research
Undocumented students and access to higher education
Immigration issues affecting the local community
Minority drop out rates in middle and high school/college
Educational Policies and self-identity