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Taryn Ozuna Allen

Taryn Ozuna Allen is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington). Taryn’s research interests focus on the educational experiences of under-represented students, particularly Latino students, as they access and pursue education at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), such as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Her research also focuses on the academic and social experiences of transfer students who enroll in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Taryn has research affiliations with the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab at UT Arlington, Project MALES at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate in higher education administration, with a concentration in Mexican American Studies, from UT Austin (2012). She received her master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration (2005) and bachelor’s degree in General Family and Consumer Sciences (2003) from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.