Stanford University

How I Got Here – Trajectories of Undergraduate Latinas in STEM

This study examines the trajectories of fifteen Latinas in STEM at a private institution through the social cognitive career theory and resilience lenses. It highlights instances when they felt encouraged to pursue STEM, protective and risk factors they encountered, introduction to STEM degrees and their STEM experience prior to and at their university. There is an emphasis on how mentors, parents, professors, and academic programs impacted their educational experience and pathway into STEM.

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