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Public Engagement Coordinator, Center for Latin American Studies
Instructor, Stepping Stones to Success
Current Role at StanfordPublic Engagement Coordinator
Perla Garcia Miranda
Academic and Student Services Administrator, Center for Latin American Studies
BioPerla Miranda, Academic and Student Services
Perla received her B.A. in Politics and Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests are in indigenous language revitalization, with a particular focus on Valley Zapotec from Oaxaca, Mexico. Before joining CLAS, Perla has been program manager at the Santa Cruz headquarters of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, graduate program coordinator for the sociology department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and graduate program coordinator for the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. In all these roles, she has used her own experience as a first-generation college graduate to help students navigate academic systems and advise a diverse student population. Currently, she is developing a Zapotec Master-Apprentice Language Learning plan in her hometown of San José, California. In her free time, Perla enjoys watching movies, going to concerts and music festivals, traveling, and playing rummikub.
Academic Prog Prof 2, Center for Latin American Studies
Current Role at StanfordElizabeth provides administrative leadership for the Center. She oversees Center programming, administering various fellowship and grant programs and visiting professorships, including a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, and the Tinker Visiting Professorship. She directs undergraduate and graduate degree programs, manages the Center’s budget, fundraising, and outreach, and supervises the administrative staff. She supports and advises the Director in developing and setting program priorities, in policy and decision making, in liaising with other units on campus, and in representing the Center on and off campus. She serves as an academic advisor for LAS degree candidates.