Carmina Makar was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She received her BA in Communication Studies from ITESO University and then established residence in New York as a Fulbright Fellow to pursue graduate studies. She earned her MA in International Education Development with focus on Bilingual and Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a doctoral degree in International Development from the same institution.
As a supervisor and P-12 coordinator, Carmina has worked around developing clinically rich environments for bilingual educators as well as activating critical education practices across formal and non-formal education spaces. As part of her work with childhood, space and community development, Carmina has served as a consultant for UNESCO and UNDP in issues regarding education and development of children in urban environments.
Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University, International
Education Development, focus on Latin American and
MA Teachers College, Columbia University, International
Education Development, focus on Bilingual and Bicultural
B.A. ITESO University, Communication Studies
Celebrating Language: The Case of The New York State Spanish Spelling Bee
Carmina’s research and teaching interests focus on education for diverse populations; collaborative supervision and transformative mentorship; bilingual education, critical education; sociocultural approaches to language and literacy and transnational approaches to education and teacher training.