UCI Graduate Division and the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence named third-year doctoral student Jennifer Cabrera an “Outstanding DECADE Representative for 2020-2021.”
DECADE – Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience - promotes inclusive excellence in graduate education by providing a supportive community of faculty, staff, and students; resources tailored to fit specific needs, and professional development and leadership opportunities.
Cabrera will receive $1,000 in July in recognition of her service advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the UCI campus.
Cabrera is specializing in Human Development in Context (HDIC). Her research examines how online social platforms can serve as supportive spaces for Latina students’ success in higher education. As a member of the Connected Learning Lab, she works on projects to increase the inclusivity of young Latinx students in STEM and analyze online supportive spaces for Latina adolescents. Professor Stephanie Reich and Associate Professor Glenda Flores (UCI School of Social Science) serve as her co-advisors.