Member Spotlights

Vanessa Rodriguez

The Caucus gives me the courage to take this path and the confidence that there is a community of researchers who share my identity and value what it has to offer to research on cognitive development.

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Gustavo Carlo

For many years, the Latino Caucus has been instrumental in providing a nurturing and supportive organic environment for anyone working with Latino/a populations.

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Rosalie Corona

The sense of family that is deeply rooted in this Caucus is what I have always appreciated as a member. You may not know someone, but you see that t-shirt or the tag on people’s badges and you immediately feel a solidarity and connection to that person. You know you have found someone who “speaks your language” and who “gets” the research you are doing and that you are passionate about. In this group, there is no need to explain why what we do matters. Instead, we are given a place to exist and a voice.

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Lisa M. López

Latinos are the majority minority but there is still a dearth of research on what is normative development for Latino children in the U.S. Latinos are the new normal and we cannot meet their academic, social, and emotional needs without knowing how they develop.

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Rebeca Mejía Aráuz

While working on my research project with Mexican descent children and families in the US, I became aware of cultural variation and characteristics of these Mexican and other populations that I was not able to recognize while I was in Mexico.

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Franklin Moreno

It’s worth reiterating that the Latinx community is very diverse culturally, in historical contexts and in points of view. The strength in this is to draw from research by or within the Latinx community so as to enrich our understanding of normative child development.

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Manica F. Ramos

The literature portrayed Latino families as less engaged than they actually were by failing to capture the ways Latino families support their children’s education. I am drawn to focus on Latino children and families so that my work addresses this gap and offers a counter-story to the research findings that have largely been accepted as true.

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Aerika Brittian Loyd

Because mentorship has been integral to my success at various stages of my career, my advice to researchers starting out is to develop a strong and diverse network of mentors, including some who teach you about you research and scholarship, and some who speak positively to your identity – they may or may not be at your university.

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Doré R. LaForett

In addition, we are now at a time when our infrastructure as a Caucus, combined with changes in how we communicate especially due to social media, makes the Latino Caucus well-positioned to have our knowledge, voices, and experiences come to the forefront to impact policies and practices affecting Latino children and families.

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Melissa Delgado

In my view, the Latino Caucus gives a voice to the much-needed new directions SRCD must take to best represent the multiple faces of the developing child in the U.S.

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