Institute for Student Success

Dr. Miguel Zavala

Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton

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    Dr. Zavala is Assistant Professor in the Department of Secondary Education at California State University, Fullerton.  His research and teaching interests include community organizing, critical pedagogies, and decolonizing research. Since 2005, he has been advocating for undocumented immigrant youth as an integral member of grassroots organizations, which have taken on local campaigns. He is currently Executive Director of the Raza Education Fund (REF), a non-profit organization that has successfully fundraised over $120,000 in scholarships for undocumented students.