Monica Christina Esqueda, Ph.D., is an Education Specialist in the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE). She is a member of the Learning and Teaching Support (LTS) unit. Prior to joining CEE, Monica was an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Community College Leadership at Old Dominion University. Her research and teaching expertise include the conditions and contexts that promote access, wellbeing and success across secondary and postsecondary learning environments, undergraduate and graduate student development, underserved student populations, research design, quantitative research and mixed method research. She has published work in Educational Researcher, Review of Educational Research and Teachers College Record.
Monica was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a proud graduate of the University of California system, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from the University of California, San Diego. She earned a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy from the University of Southern California.