The Biola Hour
- Friday, November 17, 2017
- 9:30–10:20 a.m.
- Sutherland Auditorium
- Open to: Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents, Staff, Students
Cost and Admission
This event is free to attend.
Dr. Alma L. Zaragoza-Petty was born in Los Angeles but raised in Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico for most of her childhood. The firstborn of three, she is the daughter of immigrant parents who were granted amnesty under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Alma is a first-generation high school and college graduate and, having discovered a sincere passion for helping students from first generation and working-class communities gain access to higher educational institutions, she went onto complete her Ph.D. in Education Policy and Social Context. Assisting students with personal backgrounds paralleling her own made her very cognizant of the lack of resources faced by educationally disenfranchised groups. These experiences shaped her commitment to
social justice pursuits.
She is the co-host of Relevant’s The Red Couch Podcast with Propaganda and Alma and currently works as a college advisor and Student Impact and Evaluation Manager for ScholarMatch, a San Francisco-based non-profit.