ABOUT THE COLLABORATIVE
The Culture & Achievement Collaborative conducts research on issues of identity, culture, health, and education. More specifically, the Collaborative examines how dominant representations of race, gender, and social class in health and school contexts shape the daily experiences and self-understanding (e.g., performance, belonging, well-being, self-concept) of underrepresented and diverse individuals, including ethnic-minorities and working-class people.
ABOUT DR. REBECCA COVARRUBIAS
Dr. Covarrubias graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The University of Arizona, where she was also a Ronald E. McNair Achievement Scholar. She continued at The University of Arizona to earn a Master's and Ph.D. in Social Psychology. After graduating, she was hired by the Department of Psychology to teach courses in Orvieto, Italy through the Arizona in Italy Study Abroad Program. Dr. Covarrubias then became a University Diversity Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow for the Center of the Study of Diversity and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. She joined the Department of Psychology at UCSC in fall 2015.