Instead of focusing on what does not work, we focused on what leads to success, such as involvement in extracurricular activities, exposure to Latino teachers and counselors, high quality math instruction from a young age, parent engagement, and access to financial aid.
This research guides our programs and influences our national efforts to better educate Latinas. Access the full report here.
Latinas’ unique challenges are under-researched and often overlooked. Aware of their under-representation in the STEM fields, our founder Eva Longoria wrote her master’s degree thesis on the issues, barriers and successes experienced by Latina scientists and engineers.
Access the thesis paper, titled “Success STEMS from Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers,” here.