Joan Budesa

MA Sociology
CSU Dominguez Hills, 2002

Joan, a former undergraduate at CSU Dominguez Hills, is currently a PhD student in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her experience in the master's program in sociology at CSU Dominguez Hills gave her first-hand experience with the positive effects that learning in a multicultural setting can have on students and gave her the incentive to pursue a PhD. She presented work co-authored with her CSU faculty sponsor at the meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association last April and will continue research in the field of language and discourse analysis. As a student at UC Santa Barbara, she has taught over 140 students in an introductory sociology class and is developing the skills necessary to educate the multicultural student population that she would like to work with in the CSU after she graduates.