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Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service
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Adriana Espinosa

The Rangel Center supports the MPA Program's scholar-in-residence program. The current scholar-in-residence is Dr. Adriana Espinosa

Dr. Espinosa is an assistant professor of psychology at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, where she teaches graduate-level statistics and research methods.

Her research for the Department of Psychology focuses on the role of identity, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, and parent-child relations in the health and adaptation of marginalized groups. Dr. Espinosa completed her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

As scholar-in-residence, Dr. Espinosa focuses on adult education program design for minority and immigrant groups, as well as research-informed strategies to promote social inclusion and reduce social inequality.

In the fall of 2018, Dr. Espinosa gave a talk on microaggressions and biased language in the workplace. The talk took place in the Rangel Center auditorium, Shepard Hall Room 107.

In the spring of 2019, Dr. Espinosa recorded an interview about gender and racial disparities in STEM professions and their relation to biased language in the workplace, and how this relates to MPA students’ careers as social impact managers.    

The Rangel Center also supports MPA students who serve as research assistants to Dr. Espinosa and other research projects within CUNY. Students work with faculty on research of mutual interest. Students receive stipends in return for their research support.