Stanford University

Latina Graduate Students’ Experiences in STEM

This study provides an in-depth understanding of the risk and protective factors that ten Latina graduate students encountered in their STEM programs at a selective university. Risk factors included unsupportive professors and experiencing microaggressions. Protective factors included having a positive academic socialization experience and having a network of supportive mentors. These results may inform the creation of stronger interventions for underrepresented students in STEM fields.

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