125: Navigating an Ed.D. and a Higher Education Career as a First-Gen Latina with Jacqueline Banegas-Abreu

125: Navigating an Ed.D. and a Higher Education Career as a First-Gen Latina with Jacqueline Banegas-Abreu

 

This week our special guest is Jacqueline Banegas-Abreu (she/her) who discusses the topic Navigating an Ed.D. and a Higher Education Career. 

 

Jacci is the Associate Director of the Community College Transfer Opportunity Program at New York University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Leadership and Innovation from New York University with a research focus on the transitional experience of community college students into private four-year institutions. Jacci is also a first generation Latina, mother to three children, and hopes to continue to impact her community through her narratives and experiences. 

 

In this episode we discuss: 

-Her backstory as a Honduran-American born and raised in Brooklyn and first-generation college student at NYU

-The lack of belonging she felt in college and then gained via opportunity programs

-How working for a dean’s office was where her career in higher ed took off

-The value of transferable skills you gain in administrative positions 

-How she applied to grad school thanks to people in her support system and despite concerns over her GPA

-What propelled her to pursue a doctoral program and why she chose an EdD over a PhD, among many many other topics. 

 

You can connect with Jacci via linked in and Instagram

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacciabreu/

IG: @thejacabreu

 

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