SCRA 2018 Ethnic Minority Mentorship Award

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The
Community
Psychologist

Volume 51 Number 2 
Spring 2018

Bianca L. Guzmán

The SCRA 2018 Ethnic Minority Mentorship Award

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Dr. Bianca L. Guzmán is a highly recognized ecological community psychologist who has national expertise in the educational pipeline of K-20 students of color. She is currently the Director of Pathway Programs at Cal State LA, a new office she created on her campus to address the issues of preparing K-12 students for college. Dr. Guzmán has served as a fellow to the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness where she assisted in developing and implementing evaluation protocols for educational pathways that can impact the lifelong success of students. She is currently the President of the Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of APA), Section 3- Latina Women-- where she continues to implement her knowledge around issues impacting young girls and women of color. In 1987 Guzmán founded a non-profit organization called Choices to promote health and education in Latinx communities. Through her social science research endeavors in the Choices program, Dr. Guzmán has mentored hundreds of students of color who have earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Dr. Guzmán has written numerous articles that have been published in peer reviewed journals, as book chapters and trade publications and she has also edited a book entitled “Latina Girls: Voices of Adolescent Health in the U.S.