I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and arrived in Los Angeles during the mid-1970s. I became a sociology major early at El Camino Community College because sociology helped me better understand my immigrant experience in the United States. I finished my B.A. in Sociology and Spanish at San Diego State University. I earned my Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA I was affiliated with the Chicano Studies Research Center and was a Teaching Assistant in the Chicana/o Studies Department. I completed my postdoctoral research at the University of California, Riverside in the Center for Family Studies and the Sociology department. After my post-doc I joined the faculty at CSU, Dominguez Hills. I’m currently a Professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Sociology.
Professor of Sociology
California State University, Dominguez Hills