Lindsay Romasanta, Ed.D.

Director, Student Success Programs, University of California San Diego


Bio: Lindsay Romasanta

Lindsay Romasanta, Ed.D. joined the UC San Diego Student Retention and Success Team as the Director of Student Success Programs in the fall of 2016, having worked in a variety of public service settings ranging from grass roots community non-profits to large state universities. In 2018, Dr. Romasanta was recognized by UC San Diego with an Exemplary Service of the Year award. In 2019 and 2020, she was recognized as a Social Mobility Student Success Innovator by College Net, Inc.

Dr. Romasanta is a proud Pilipina, low-income, first-generation college graduate. Like many first-generation college students, she stumbled upon her professional passion of choice — higher education — by chance. Since that discovery, she has dedicated her professional and scholarly work helping college students achieve their dreams of higher education. Dr. Romasanta’ s research interests are first-generation college students, resilience, retention of underserved students, and anti-deficit approaches in higher education.

Dr. Romasanta has presented her work at American Education Research Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, College Board, and at various universities and nonprofit organizations. She has coauthored several pieces of higher education research in book chapters and is currently working on another published piece. She is also serving as inaugural co-editor of NASPA’s Journal of First-generation Student Success.

She graduated summa cum laude and received a bachelor's degree in social work and a certificate in Asian American studies from Arizona State University, her Masters of Public Administration degree from Georgia State University, and her Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University.


Speaker Travels From

California

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Speaker Topics

Cultivating Lasting and Scalable Success Paradigms with and for Students

Student Success: Asset-Based Initiatives that Successfully Enroll, Persist & Graduate This Growing Population

Beyond Engagement: The Conditions, Culture, and Care Paradigm Shifts Integral for Social Mobility and Student Success

Resilience Strategies for First-generation Student Success

Peer to Peer Support: Paying it Forward for Fellow First-gen Students


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