Patricia Hemans

Graduate Student Researcher

Patricia Hemans’ goal is to help transform educational settings to be more equitable and accessible, especially for underrepresented and high-needs populations. Previously, she spent ten years teaching English in secondary schools in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Beijing, and her hometown, San Diego. She was granted the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching 2015-2016, which allowed her to research trauma-sensitivity, school-community resources, and cultural responsiveness in New Zealand. Her current research interests are trauma (complex, system-induced, inter-generational) and the impact on educational outcomes, health and well-being in educational settings, and school climate. Patricia earned both her Master’s in Education and Bachelor of the Arts degree in English at UCLA. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Education Studies at UCSD.

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