Raised in Los Angeles, Kathy is a first generation college student and recent graduate of UCLA, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Chicano/a Studies. She worked as a Research Assistant on two projects for the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies- the first project surveyed childhood experiences in urban schools and the other researched emotional behavior of children with autism. She also interned with the Center for Middle East Developments, assisting in organizing logistics for over 300 participants at international academic conferences. During her undergraduate career, she received the Frank Young Scholarship Award, Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (for a year of service with JumpStart), Scholarship Recognition Award and made the Dean’s List several times.
Updated May 2016
More from Kathy Fernandez
John Lewis Fellows Reflective Essays 2016
In the essays, the Fellows write about their experiences in the John Lewis program, delving into personal aspects of their own identities – such as national, ethnic, gender, racial or religious – and reveal ways in which participation in the program has shaped their personal outlooks.
Coalition Building: Foregoing the Idyllic Common Good