Rebeca Mireles-Rios has been nominated for a 2019 Margaret T. Getman Service to Students Award. Named in honor of the former UCSB Dean of Student Residents, Margaret T. Getman, these annual awards recognize university staff and faculty that have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the general growth and development of students and the quality of student life.
Rebeca Mireles-Rios is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education specializing in child and adolescent development. She received her K-8 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and MA from UC Berkeley. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Mireles-Rios was a middle school teacher in Berkeley Unified School District for numerous years. Dr. Mireles-Rios’ research examines the educational expectations of Latina/o students and the connection to parent and teacher support. She studies Latina/o adolescents perceptions of teacher support; the role of maternal expectations on education communication; and student trajectories into higher education. She looks at the inequalities in educational outcomes to understand the processes that can potentially increase Latina/o high school student college enrollment and retention rates. Mireles-Rios was also a Getman Award nominee in 2018.
The nominees and award recipients will be honored with a reception Wednesday, June 5th at 9 a.m., at the Student Affairs Divisional Meeting in Corwin Pavilion.