Comparative International Education and Global Studies
Kathy Villalón is a graduate student in the Department of Education Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She received her teaching credential and master’s degree in education from Whittier College where she studied Latin@s in higher education and forms of assimilation, acculturation, and resistance. Villalón is originally from Pico Rivera, California. She spent her younger years living between Tijuana and Los Angeles. Her experiences as a borderlands native have shaped her research interests around immigration, English language learner policy, youth and parent activism, and Latin@ college graduation attainment.