Dr. Leticia Rojas (she/her/ella) is currently a faculty member and teacher education coordinator at Pasadena City College. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Education’s Teacher Education Department at Brandman University.
Dr. Rojas received her Ed.D. at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in 2014. Prior to this, she earned her Master’s degree in education at UCLA’s Teacher Education Program, where she then went on to teach high school English for nine years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from UC Berkeley. Other professional experiences include working as a program and curriculum development consultant for the Social Justice Learning Institute, a non-profit organization focused on the personal and academic development of young men of color through a focus on community research and activism.
Dr. Rojas’ research interests include exploring the lives, dispositions, practices, and expectations of teachers working with students of color for college access, specifically those educators who are committed to social and educational justice.
Some of her past awards include being selected as a faculty fellow for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and as an Emerging Scholar for the American Educational Research Association (AERA).