PhD student Wendy Ochoa was the LEAD honoree for UCI's School of Education at the 2019 Latino Excellence and Achievement Dinner on April 4. Wendy is a fifth year PhD in Education student specializing in Learning, Teaching, Cognition, and Development (LTCD). Her research interests include STEM curriculum integration; secondary curriculum and labor market interactions; dropout prevention and recovery; and gender, racial, and economic achievement gaps. She is advised by Associate Professor Stephanie Reich.
Tribute from LEAD Program
Wendy is a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow and a Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Millennial Scholar. She has consistently demonstrated academic excellence throughout her time at UCI. She is the recipient of the Keith Curry and ADSE (Associated Doctoral Students in Education) Service awards. Not only has she conducted high quality research focused on supporting low-income and diverse families, she also has dedicated tremendous amounts of time to service for DECADE (Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience), UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program), SURP (Summer Undergraduate Research Program), and the Competitive Edge program - serving as a mentor, offering outreach activities, and supporting School of Education events and processes.
Wendy Ochoa and Madre at LEAD Awards Ceremony