Each year, the Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Program honors staff, faculty, students, departments, and organizational units or groups that make outstanding contributions in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and the UCSD Principles of Community. This year, we are proud to share with you all that Dr. Olga A. Vásquez will be awarded the Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action and Diversity Award. Dr. Olga A. Vásquez, an Associate Professor of Communication, a long-time champion for educational and social equity, and the Principle Investigator and Founder of the nearly 25-year old research initiative and afterschool program, La Clase Mágica.
Dr. Vásquez working in the community of Caño Toaka in Vaupes Region of the Colombian Amazon in 2012.
Dr. Vásquez working with children on the Rokenbok Study.
Three of Dr. Vásquez's books all about her work in the community.
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