Ingrid Milena Sanchez Tapia
Graduate Student Research Assistant
Ingrid Sanchez Tapia is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Studies. She became the first School of Education student ever to receive the Gutierrez Award for her research exploring how culture and language inform the learning of biological concepts from childhood to adolescence. For her dissertation research, she worked with a Nahua community in the mountains of Veracruz in Mexico. Her proposed approach to science education offers new ways to achieve equality in education in the U.S. and Latin America.
Joe Krajcik, Carla O'Connor, Susan Gelman, and Brian Reiser served on the committee overseeing the research.
Alfredo Gutierrez and his wife Luz Maria established the Alfredo D. and Luz Maria P. Gutierrez Fellowship, an annual award for a Rackham doctoral student in any field working on a dissertation related to Latin America.