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Evelyn Vasquez

PCC Alumnus Evelyn Vasquez (2013) completed her first year of her doctoral program at UC San Diego's Literature Department.  She was an English major at Pasadena City College, where she earned the Ray P. Davis Award.  At UC San Diego, she is pursuing literature with a cultural studies emphasis.  Because of her high academic achievements, the STARS program (Summer Training Academy for Research Success) awarded Evelyn a fellowship to pay for her education for the next four years.  Additionally, Evelyn received the Jewish Studies Fellowship. In Fall 2019, Evelyn presented at the conference "Drawing Diversity: Identity in Comics and Graphic Narratives."
 

Shanté Younker, Anastasia Isaacs, Evan Sakuma, and Kimberly Beltran Villalobos

Students Shanté Younker, Anastasia Isaacs, Evan Sakuma, and Kimberly Beltran Villalobos presented at the Fall 2020 English Division faculty retreat. The theme of the retreat was "Innovation Amidst Disruption and the Future of PCC;" the students served on a panel titled
“Transformative Educational Praxis and Pro-Black Classrooms." They shared how learning in classrooms that validate the existence and experiences of Black students empower Black and non-Black students. Additionally, they raised the awareness of English faculty on how to create empowering experiences for students by building allyship, revising curriculum and syllabi, and recognizing student brilliance. The panel was moderated by Dr. Amy Tahani-Bidmeshki, Instructor at PCC, and received positive feedback from faculty due to the students' insights.