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Jesse Enriquez

Graduate Teaching Consultant

Jesse Enriquez is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of education studies at UC San Diego. He is a first-generation college graduate and son of Mexican immigrant parents. He earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Chico and master’s degree in Postsecondary Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked in the nonprofit sector helping at-promise youth gain access to higher education. Jesse also worked in higher education as a student affairs practitioner focused on the outreach, recruitment, and retention of historically marginalized students. His research seeks to better understand the experiences, factors, and conditions that facilitate success among students of color, particularly community college students, Latinx men, and student-parents. His research agenda includes three strands: (a) understanding the transfer pathways of community college transfer students to 4-year universities, (b) critically examining the role of 4-year universities in fostering a transfer receptive environment for students of color, and (c) exploring equity-minded teaching practices in college teaching contexts.