Patricia Gándara

Senior Research Fellow

Patricia Gándara is Research Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA and Co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. She also served as Commissioner for Postsecondary Education for the State of California, Associate Director of the Linguistic Minority Research Institute, and the Co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education. Gándara is a Commissioner on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of its Presidential Citation in 2011.