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daisy alfaroThe Center For Leadership In Athletics is pleased to have Daisy D. Alfaro as the first Graduate Student Research Assistant. Daisy is assisting with the Center's Working Paper Series, Doctoral Student Colloquium, and NASSM conference that will be hosted by the Center next May. Daisy's previous work with the Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership Graduate Program appeared in the "Data Driven Decision-Making in Intercollegiate Athletics" and other projects in 2008-09. Daisy D. Alfaro is a doctoral candidate in the EDLPS higher education program. Under the guidance of Dr. James S. Antony, her dissertation examines the protective factors that influenced the P-20 trajectories of academically successful, low-income, first-generation, urban, Latina/o students enrolled at top law schools in the country. This past May, she had the opportunity to present her research at Southwest University in Chongqing, China through the UW/MSU 2011 Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding Program. After making it to the top of the Great Wall of China, she decided to take up running. She recently completed her first 10K, participating in the UW Dawg Dash. Daisy is from Lynwood, California and earned her B.A. in Sociology, Chicana/o Studies, and Education from the University of California, Los Angeles and her M.A. in Sociology of Education at New York University under the supervision of Dr. Pedro Noguera.

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