How Silicon Valley schools are trying to boost lower-income students into high-tech jobs
Internships, contests and engineering coursework give teens from the area’s majority-Latino high schools an entree to STEM careers
An Initiative Of NASPA and The Suder Foundation
Smith / Journal of Hispanic Higher Education / April 2022
Given the need for Latinx/a/o health care providers in the United States, understanding how students choose these fields is critical to achieving more equitable systems. This study uses community cultural wealth to investigate how Latina first-generation college students choose and pursue health care careers. Findings show that women employed multiple sources of capital to learn about career options, challenge inequalities in health systems, and to give back to family, especially to honor past and future generations of women.