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Together, we can dare to imagine the impossible, design what doesn’t yet exist, and create a more just, compassionate world for all.

Our Mission

We share an expressed goal to build deep partnerships and interdisciplinary, inclusive communities that blend research & practice. We know that context is content.  We aspire to disrupt negative views of students, engage in new intersectional approaches within education, and contribute to courageous conversations on complex, challenging issues.


Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Patricia “Patty” Mahaffey, 2010

Congratulations to Dr. Mahaffey on her new position as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Life, UC San Diego. Dr. Mahaffey was the former Dean of Student Affairs in John Muir College who also played a pivotal role in developing the campus' food pantry and the First/Transfer Year Experience courses. 

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