Degree: Ed.M., Harvard University, (2015)
Faculty Assistant: Ryan Noll
Stephany Cuevas is a fourth-year doctoral student in Culture, Communities, and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on the relationships mixed-status families and undocumented parents have with systems and structures of higher education; she studies how immigration status and notions of legalization influence and shape families' perceptions, understandings, and relationships with higher education. As a Xicana scholar-activist, Cuevas' work seeks to empower the communities she works with by centering and highlighting their voices and experiences. Prior to attending HGSE, she was actively involved in K-12 outreach community programming in California. She holds a B.A. in Ethnic Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a former editor for the Harvard Educational Review.