Lisa García Bedolla: I Work So Today's Latinx Students Don't Face the Barriers I Did

October 21, 2022

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division Lisa García Bedolla (middle) poses with her two daughters, Paola Bedolla García (left) and Micaela Bedolla García, at UC Berkeley’s Grad-Stravaganza celebration in September 2022.Berkeley News published a personal essay by Lisa García Bedolla, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change, in which she reflects on the U.S. Latinx experience as a whole and her own journey as the daughter of Cuban political refugees. As a current UC Berkeley administrator and faculty member, Bedolla dedicates her work to supporting Latinx students and providing resources so they don't face the barriers that she did as an undergraduate at Cal.