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Current PhD Students

Ronnie Rios

Ronnie Rios is a Doctoral Candidate in CSHPE. Her research is on racial-ethnic identity saliency for Latinx and Black students in their college choice. She is a Rackham Merit Fellowship recipient, served as a Graduate Assistant with the Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a Research Assistant with the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, and as a Research and Communication Fellow with the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration during her tenure at U-M. Prior to her arrival at the University of Michigan, Ronnie spent over 13 years in Higher Education Administration supporting students of color, first generation, lower income and undocumented students (at the undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral levels) in various capacities. She worked at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago in several multicultural and identity based departments.  Ronnie was born and raised in Chicago, and completed her Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and International Studies and Master’s degree in Communication both at Northwestern University.