Rafael Arias

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Pronouns
he/him/his
Graduate Instructor
Education Policy and Leadership
Research Interests

My research is focused on equity in access and finance in education. Up until now, my research has focused on Mexico and Latin America; moving forward, I expect to broaden the scope of my research and also inquire about the educational realities facing the Latin American population in Minnesota and the United States.

Biography

My experience as a middle school and high school teacher at private international schools led me to question how differences in finance and resources affect student's educational trajectories. This question would motivate me to study policy in Mexico and begin a research project focused on equity in access and finance in education. I expect to continue this research project beyond my graduate studies.