Nichole M. Garcia is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
She is collaboratively building an online repository of data disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and sex that aims to better understand and strategically improve the experiences and outcomes of boys and men of color in the United States. Her research agenda is interdisciplinary in analyzing racial inequities in higher education. She employs mixed methods to examine inaccurate portrayals of educational outcomes for communities of color. Specifically, she conducts comparative studies of Chicana/o and Puerto Rican college-educated families to advance narratives of intergenerational achievement. In doing so, policy makers and institutions of higher education can plan appropriate programs and decide which evidence-based interventions to select to meet the growing needs of Latina/o students. She received her Ph.D. in Social Science and Comparative Education from the University of California, Los Angeles