Academia, Love Me Back

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I hope the Dean of Students advocated on your behalf because NO student should be ridiculed in front of others, and there are hundreds of professors who would LOVE the chance to teach great, deserving students, like you.

I’m appalled, but sadly, not surprised that academia has taken so many steps backwards, since I was in graduate school, in the 1990s. Shameful.

You are the one you’ve been waiting for, Tiffany. Stay strong.

TIFFANY MARTÍNEZ

My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published in a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education and Council for Opportunity in Education. I have consistently juggled at least two jobs and maintained the status of a full-time student and Dean’s list recipient since my first year at Suffolk University. I have used this past summer to supervise a teen girls empower program and craft a thirty page intensive research project funded by the federal government. As a first generation college student, first generation U.S. citizen, and aspiring professor I have confronted a number of obstacles in order to earn every accomplishment and award I have accumulated. In the face of struggle, I have persevered and continuously produced…

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