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CACSW Presents: Womxn in the Spotlight is a biannual series hosted by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women in which womxn discuss insights about their careers, workplace challenges, and work-life balance. Join us for our talk with Dr. Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz, followed by a moderated Q&A discussion. We encourage everyone to submit questions in advance of the talk. 


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Dr. Aguirre-Muñoz is a Professor of Cognitive Science at UCM. Dr. Aguirre-Muñoz completed two bachelor's degrees from UC Santa Barbara in Psychology and Spanish. Aguirre-Muñoz received her Ph.D. in Psychological Studies in Education from the UC, Los Angeles. She began her professional career as a research scientist at the UCLA Center for Research, Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). She was a faculty member at Texas Tech University and the University of Houston prior to joining the UC, Merced faculty. Her research integrates cognitive science, language, learning sciences, and assessment applied to the following research interests: (a) STEM education; (b) model-based assessment and instruction of dual language learners; (c) the impact of opportunity to learn on learning and achievement; and (d) content-area literacy development for dual language learners. Her research projects have been funded by organizations such as NSF, NIH, Department of Energy, and the US Department of Education.

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