Dr. Desireé Vega receives 2018 Urquides Laureate Award

Dr. Desireé Vega Please join us in congratulating Dr. Desireé Vega on receiving the 2018 Urquides Laureate Award.

The Urquides Laureate Award honors outstanding contributions by College of Education faculty and academic professionals in bilingual education on behalf of children.

Dr. Vega’s scholarship, teaching, and service reflects her strong commitment to promoting educational success of Latino and African American youth. Her research investigates ways in which educators can help culturally and linguistically diverse students (especially Black, Latinx, and Spanish-speaking English language learners) by removing barriers that maintain these students’ underachievement. Not only is her scholarship aimed at increasing educational access, improving educational programming, and highlighting educational disadvantages and disproportionalities for racial/ethnic minority students, she is also a community leader through volunteerism, advocacy and service on several multicultural and diversity committees throughout southern Arizona.

Dr. Vega was a BNRC Bell Fellow in the 2009-10 cohort, and she received her BA in Psychology from Binghamton University-State University of New York (SUNY) and both her MA and doctorate in School Psychology from The Ohio State University. Dr. Vega is currently an Assistant Professor of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona.

Congratulations, Desireé!