Samantha Prado Robledo


Samantha Prado Robledo is a PhD student in the Education Studies program at UCSD. She is a first-generation college student and second-generation Mexican American. She attained a Bachelor and Master in Sociology at California State University San Marcos. Prior to transferring, she earned Associates in Anthropology, History, Chicano Studies, and Transfer Studies from San Diego City College. Samantha has served the community in this past decade as an instructor county-wide at Continuing Education programs as well as in community college and university Sociology lecturer capacity.

Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy, Education, In Progress

University of California, San Diego

Master of Arts, Sociological Practice, Dec 2012.

California State University - San Marcos

Thesis: “Colorism: The Relationship between Latino/a Self-Perceived Skin Color and Assimilation”

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, May 2008.

California State University- San Marcos

Associate of Arts, History, May 2015.

San Diego City College

Associate of Arts, Chicano/a Studies, May 2015.

San Diego City College

Associate of Arts, Anthropology, Jun 2006.

San Diego City College

Associate of Arts, Transfer Studies, Jun 2006.

San Diego City College

GED (General Education Development Certificate)
California State University San Marcos, 2019 – present

Responsible for conducting educator and student (mixed status family members and undocumented) interviews as well as coding educator interviews as part of the county-wide collaborative initiative UndocuResearch Project led by CSUSM’s Marisol Clark-Ibanez and Harvard’s doctoral student Carolina Valdivia.

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) Fellowship Recipient, CSU 2020-2021

SEED Fellowship Recipient, University of California San Diego 2019-2024

Samantha Prado Robledo

Department of Education Studies