Arely Acuña Avilez


Arely Acuña Avilez
Research Assistant

Contact Info

acunaavi@usc.edu

Bio

Arely earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine, and her master’s degree from UCLA. Her research interests include the factors that contribute to the academic persistence and resiliency of historically underrepresented students, particularly undocumented youth in higher education, the systems of oppression that influence access and retention in higher education, and the implications of policies regarding immigration issues on the development and academic experience of undocumented students. She will be working with Dr. Adrianna Kezar and Dr. Kristan Venegas.