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Diana Cervantes

Doctoral Student, University of Texas Austin

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About Diana

Cervantes' research is focused on examining issues of racial equity within higher education, particularly relating to undergraduate Latin* students enrolled in community colleges. Her research includes overarching themes relating to Latino men, college access, and free college. Diana serves as the research assistant for the Center for Community College Student Engagement and she is also the managing editor for the Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity.


Reducing Barriers to Free College Programs

  • Denisa Gandara
  • Diana Cervantes


"Special Issue:Advancing Racial Equity in Leadership Education: Centering Marginalized Institutional Contexts" (with Lazaro Camacho Jr, Jorge Burmicky, and Cristobal Salinas Jr.), in Community College Competencies for Student Educational Leadership Development and Degree Pathways, edited by Rich Whitney and Jasmine D. Collins, 45-55.

Highlights the gap in formal credit-based community college student leadership development opportunities. Offers eight leadership competencies to guide the development of a stackable community college leadership development certificate.