Who We Are

Educator & Student Support

Dr. Nilka Avilés

Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., is an IDRA senior education associate focusing on teacher professional development in college readiness and science, particularly, … read more

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Linda Cantu, Ph.D.

Linda Cantu, Ph.D., is an IDRA senior education associate. Dr. Cantu directs the Valued Youth Partnership program, a groundbreaking dropout prevention … read more

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Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D.

Stephanie Garcia, Ph.D., is IDRA’s STEM and gender equity education specialist with more than 10 years of experience in STEM … read more

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Lizdelia Piñón, Ed.D.

Lizdelia Piñón, Ed.D., is IDRA’s education associate with more than 20 years of experience in bilingual and ESL education in … read more

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Jocellyn Rivera

Jocellyn Rivera is an IDRA program assistant. She supported IDRA’s research study to identify characteristics that contribute to the high … read more

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Sulema Carreón-Sánchez, Ph.D.

Sulema Carreón-Sánchez, Ph.D., is an IDRA senior education associate focusing on teacher professional development, particularly in serving emergent bilingual students. … read more

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