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Ariadna Manzo

Ariadna Manzo (she/her/hers), holds a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University (NYU) and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with minors in Chicano and Chicana Studies and Theatre Arts from San José State University (SJSU). Ariadna's passion for social justice and equity is informed by the identities she holds as an undocumented Chicana and her experiences navigating higher education as a first-generation and undocumented college student. She attributes her persistence in education and accomplishments to her mother's resiliency and the many individuals that have and continue to support her along the way. Ariadna’s career and research interests fall in areas that address access and persistence for marginalized students in higher education and educational policy and research that addresses the inequities that impact students of color in the K-12 education system.