Master's: Multicultural Education, Fall 2013
Lisa completed a Master's Degree in the College's Multicultural Education program. The Multicultural Education graduate program explores theoretical and pedagogical issues of bilingualism, multiculturalism, educational equity, and social justice, offering courses and experiences to assist educators to work successfully in classrooms, schools, and educational agencies within our diverse State.
Project: Know Your History: Developing a Culture-Centered Curriculum
Undergraduate Institution: B.A: Radio/Television. California State University, San Francisco.
Why did you choose the College of Education for your degree/credential program?
To develop culturally responsive, anti-bias curriculum that allows them to "see themselves" in their learning materials; thus, empowering future generations and developing lifelong learners.
How has your degree/credential impacted your professional and personal life?
My degree has paid forward my grandmother's legacy of becoming an advocate for equitable, progressive education, and an advocate for families and children. It was through her that I learned the concept of "reach one, teach one." So why not reach all and teach all?
Current Professional Position
Position Title: Executive Director
Institution: Unsung Heroes Living History Project
Describe your current position: Executive Director of the Unsung Heroes Living History Project, an 501(c)3 inter-generational oral history project that collects and preserves narratives of African American veterans.