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Gina A. Garcia

Gina A. Garcia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches masters and doctoral students pursuing degrees in higher education and student affairs. Her research centers on issues of equity and diversity in higher education with an emphasis on HSIs and Latina/o students. She is interested in the way organizational members construct their HSI identity beyond the federal designation. She focuses on the structural and organizational elements that indicate a Latina/o-serving mission, including the curriculum, programs and student support services. Garcia also focuses on the people within  Garcia previously worked at an HSI, implementing grant-funded initiatives for Latina/o students in STEM majors.