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Daisy Verduzco Reyes Ph.D. is associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California Merced. In her research she is primarily interested in how race and ethnicity are constructed and mobilized within institutions, with particular focus on sites critical for social mobility, like colleges and universities. She is author of Learning to be Latino: How Colleges Shape Identity Politics. Her newest project examines the mobility trajectories of college-educated Latinx millennials with specific attention to their financial experiences and familial arrangements.

Dr. Reyes is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and a first-generation college graduate. She grew up on the east side of the San Fernando Valley. She holds degrees from the University of California Santa Barbara (BA 2005) and the University of California Irvine (MA 2007, PhD 2012). 

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