Lizeth Lizarraga

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Educational Leadership & Policy

M.S. in Equity and Diversity in Education, University of Nevada, Reno, 2018
B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013

Lizeth Lizarraga is a Ph.D. student in the Education Policy and Planning program at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests focus on issues of educational equity and opportunity for culturally and linguistically diverse students in K-12. Lizeth is particularly interested in Latinx family access, collaboration, and advocacy within the special education system. In addition, she is interested in developing decolonial curriculum in partnership with local school district teachers. Lizeth is currently a graduate research assistant for Dr. Sarah Woulfin in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy and is working on a project that looks at school reform in several Michigan school districts.

Much of Lizeth's research interests derive from her previous teaching experiences and advocating for her students, family members who went through or are currently in the special education system, and volunteering for community-based programs that focus on linguistic and cultural revitalization. Her collaborative work has appeared in the Journal of Cases of Educational Leadership which focused on the sustainability of Latinx educators during COVID-19.

Lizeth is originally from Reno, Nevada, where she earned a B.A. in Spanish Literature with a minor in Translation, and an M.S. in Equity and Diversity in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno.