Alum Breaking Barriers as Latinx Educator

Posted on June 06, 2022

Communidad by LatinxEd

When was the first time you had a Latinx teacher or professor?

For many people, the answer to this question is quite eye-opening. That was the case for Dr. Yuliana Rodriguez, clinical assistant professor at the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Yuliana earned her doctorate in human development and family studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During her 17 years of studies — from kindergarten all the way to her postgraduate studies — not once did Yuliana have a Latinx educator teach her. “My response to that question … has fueled a lot of the work that I do,” she says.