MEXICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL HALL OF FAME

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Sandra Calles, PhD

Dr. Sandra Calles is a psychologist, educator, life coach, mentor and activist. Her passion is to advocate for causes she believes in, teach about mental health topics, and guide others, so they may achieve success in their personal and career endeavors.

She has over 11 years of experience as a mental health professional having worked at various mental health facilities. Most recently she was a therapist at Los Angeles Harbor College at the Life Skills Center. While at Harbor College, she helped many students overcome emotional obstacles so they could transfer to universities and meet their career goals. She devotes her personal and professional life to political causes, and activities that promote mental health, women’s issues, the empowerment of Latinas through education, business ownership, financial literacy and political engagement. Dr. Sandra is a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills, earning both a BA in Human Services and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She earned her doctorate from Saybrook University in Psychology, where she developed a treatment modality from her research on survivors of sudden cardiac death. The treatment plan known as PROSPER, is an acronym detailing a healing plan that can be applied to survivors of various traumas and is the underpinning for the work she does with her clients..... Continue Reading

An Honor of Note

Francisco Lomelí had no idea he was being considered for membership in a prestigious organization of Spanish language scholars. And then out of the blue word came that he was in. A professor of Spanish and Portuguese and of Chicana and Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara, Lomelí was elected as a correspondent to the North . . . → Read More: An Honor of Note

Lost and Found

You might say there was something lost in translation when Santa Barbara named a street Canon Perdido. It should have been Cañon Perdido, after a cannon that disappeared on the beach in 1848. Without that Spanish enye Canon Perdido means something entirely different.
That twist of meaning is the theme of “Canon Perdido: XX Colloquium on Mexican . . . → Read More: Lost and Found

English graduate student wins Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Cesar Soto wants to know how the spark of political revolution can transform religious concepts of community and inclusion.
To better understand the issue, he’s turning to the literature of England, Ireland, and Mexico in the late 1700s and early 1800s.César Soto wants to know how the spark of political revolution can transform religious concepts of community . . . → Read More: English graduate student wins Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

4 Academic Agency in Ya Novels by Mexican American Women Authors

V Canales – Gender (ed) Identities: Critical Readings of Gender …, 2016 – books.google.com
The theme of academic achievement intention in contemporary young adult literature (YAL)
by Mexican American women authors demonstrates seizing power previously denied to
Mexican American youth and adolescents. A century ago, children of Mexican origin in the …
Link to . . . → Read More: 4 Academic Agency in Ya Novels by Mexican American Women Authors

4 Academic Agency in Ya Novels by Mexican American Women Authors

V Canales – Gender (ed) Identities: Critical Readings of Gender …, 2016 – books.google.com
The theme of academic achievement intention in contemporary young adult literature (YAL)
by Mexican American women authors demonstrates seizing power previously denied to
Mexican American youth and adolescents. A century ago, children of Mexican origin in the …
Link . . . → Read More: 4 Academic Agency in Ya Novels by Mexican American Women Authors