Penn GSE CMSI

Amber M. Gonzalez

Amber M. Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development at California State University Sacramento—an AANAPISI and an HSI. Her teaching focuses on Cross-Cultural Development and Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods for undergraduate and graduate students. Her research examines how institutional characteristics influence academic, professional, and personal outcomes for Latina/o students through (or across) the P20 educational pipeline. More specifically, her research explores how Latina/o students develop their aspirations and expectations to pursue graduate education. Beyond research and teaching, Amber actively engages in supporting Latina/o students’ aspirations to pursue graduate education. She has developed and implemented a workshop series to demystify graduate school and the application process for those Latina/o students pursuing that path. Amber holds an associate of arts degree from Fullerton College and a bachelor’s degree from California State University Fullerton. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Child and Adolescent Development from the University of California Santa Barbara.