My name is Maria Miranda. I am a first-generation undergraduate student in the College of Education in the Bilingual and Bicultural studies department. I have an associate degree in the Arts of Teaching from San Antonio College, and I am pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Education EC-6. I was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and English is my second language. I am looking forward to work in the classrooms of San Antonio. I am specially looking forward to work with emergent bilinguals. As an immigrant, I believe I understand the struggles, dreams, and hopes of the immigrant families I will be working with. As an English learner, I believe that I will be able to empathize with emergent bilinguals in my classroom. My goal is to educate bicultural, biliterate, bilingual global citizens that someday will not only change their family tree, but also will make a positive impact in their communities and in the world.
My research interests are on the field of Bilingual education and equity in the classrooms. I would like to learn how is bilingual education used to promote inclusion, and how it is helping address some of the social justice issues that our society is facing like racism, bias, and discrimination. Moreover, I would like to research about representation of students of color in school events and in ceremonies