Alumni Profiles-Ana Angel

Ana Angel Avendano

Ana Angel


MAS Emphasis: Comparative Ethnic Studies

Thesis/Project/Research Interest: That Would be the Old Way:Chicana Subjectivity and Ideology in Film

What you are doing now: I am the Service Coordinator and Technology Education Specialist at Palo Alto Housing Corporation/ Film Instructor and Program Coordinator for New Voices for Youth.

I am also working on applying to graduate programs for a Ph.d in Education.

What the MA did for me: The master's degree in MAS has enhanced both by career and educational journey as I have a deeper undertanding of the experiences of people of color in everyday, particularly in youth of color. I have been able to teach my own students to be conscious of the world and become critical thinkkers and contributors of their community. Both as a service coordinator; working with people of different backgrounds and as a digital media instructor, I apply a framework in social justice; which not only makes my work stronger but also rewarding.