Scholars Program

Research and PhD prep program that provides community college students with a research grant, PhD student mentor, transfer student peer advisor, community college faculty advisor, and CC2PhD Saturday Academies.

Saturday Academies

Monthly Saturday Academies provide instruction on social science research methods and PhD preparation. The Saturday Academies are free and open to the public. 

Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate research conference for California community college students and transfer students in all academic disciplines: arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. 

Community College Studies Conference

Research conference for undergraduates, graduate students, professors, institutional researchers, and other professionals who conduct research on community college related topics.

About Us

 

The Community College to PhD (CC2PhD) Association is a UCLA registered campus organization, which was established in September 2017. Our mission is to address the underrepresentation of community college alumni in PhD programs. We host events and programs that provide community college students and transfer students with research and PhD preparation opportunities. 

 
 

2017-2019 CC2PhD Staff

David Nguyen

CC2PhD Position: 

Founder and Director

Dr. Socorro Morales

CC2PhD Position:

Advisory Board Member

Other Positions: 

Visiting Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at University of Texas at San Antonio 

Dr. Michael Gaddis

CC2PhD Position:

 Advisory Board Member

Other Positions: 

Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCLA 

 

Dr. Cecilia Rios-Aguilar

CC2PhD Position:

Advisory Board Member

Other Positions: 

Associate Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion at UCLA 

Tanya Gaxiola Serrano

CC2PhD Position:

Advisory Board Member

Other Positions: 

Assistant Director of The Center for Critical Race Studies at UCLA 

Dr. Heather Adams

CC2PhD Position:

Advisory Board Member

Other Positions: 

Program Director, Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Programming at UCLA

Chris Sanchez

CC2PhD Position:

Transfer Admissions Advisor

Other Positions: 

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment at UCLA

Ashley Ku

CC2PhD Position:

Peer Advisor

Andrea Ng

CC2PhD Position: 

Peer Advisor

Brian Zamora 

CC2PhD Position:

 Peer Advisor

Jade Frank

CC2PhD Position:

 Peer Advisor

Jose Cervantez

CC2PhD Position: 

Peer Advisor

Click Here for the List of CC2PhD Graduate  Mentors and CC2PhD Faculty Advisors

 

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