Maria Del Carmen Unda
Maria Del Carmen Unda (she/her/ella) is a first-generation Mexican-American/Xicanx doctoral student in the Education Policy and Planning program at the University of Texas at Austin.
Currently, she works as a Fellow with the National Latino Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAPP) under the tutelage of Dr. Angela Valenzuela. Her research examines teachers of color, issues of equity and opportunity pertaining specifically to Latinx students in the K-12 education system, and qualitative methodology.
Before beginning her doctoral program, she earned an M.Ed. in the Education Policy and Planning program at the University of Texas at Austin, earned a B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Chicana/o Studies with a minor in Educational Studies. Previously, she has worked at UCLA School of Dentistry, LBJ School of Public Policy- Executive Masters in Public Leadership (EMPL) program, the Junior Statesmen Foundation at Stanford University, and at the Texas House of Representatives.