Student Spotlight: Yaritza Gonzalez '15

Yaritza A. González participated in the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at the University of California, Berkeley. Interested in the racialized construction of Proposition 227, Yaritza conducted a project, "Raising Third Space Consciousness in our Barrios: A Case Study on the Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation," that discusses how Spanish speaking immigrants in East Oakland have been discriminated based on language. Yaritza hopes to continue her research in the Geography Department this year with Professor Richard Wright to explore how indigenous Guatemalan women in East Oakland are being isolated based on language.