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Sonia Rosado

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Dr. Sonia Rosado, Assistant Director of Residence Life at University of California- San Diego, is the coordinator and advisor of the LGBTQIA+ of the Living Learning Community at John Muir College. Rosado trains her community on equity, diversity, and inclusion. She take the time to promote the use of inclusive language and understanding of LGBT, racial/ethnic and multicultural identities. She is part of the First Gen experience and has collaborated on #NotAtMuir inclusive language campaign to assist the community in fostering a sense of belonging. Rosado has taught a course on the role of cultural diversity in schools that concentrates on cultural and linguistic diversity, critical variables in achieving educational equity for all students. Originally from the Los Angeles area, Rosado graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Sociology. She attended Indiana University-Bloomington, where she graduated with an M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs and received her Doctorate (Joint Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from the University of California-San Diego and California State University-San Marcos. Recent publication includes (2011 dissertation) titled Browning the Rainbow: The Academic Persistence and Multiple Identities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Latino/a Students and (2015 article) titled Learning applied critical leadership from cultural center staff and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Latino/a students in Applied critical leadership in higher education: Praxis for addressing institutional inequities resulting in educational change. Her hobbies include bullet journaling, reading non-fiction books, playing Settlers of Catan, visiting various coffee shops, and traveling to tropical places.