Alumna Luana Ferreira Named 2015-17 Empire State Fellow!

Congratulations to Luana Y. Ferreira, PhD, a 2014 graduate of our program!

luana ferreiraLuana has been named a 2015-17 Empire State Fellow! The fellowship program selects 10 professionals to train with top State government officials for careers as future policy-makers. Luana will be placed with the New York State Department of State for her fellowship’s tenure.

Over the course of her career, Luana has been committed to education. She is a former New York City Teaching Fellow and received her M.S. Ed. from City College, CUNY. While a student at the Graduate Center, she also worked as a research assistant on a project focused on developing diagnostic tools for measuring proficiencies of immigrant students in urban settings at the GC’s Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS).

Luana’s dissertation is titled “Densidad léxica en la prensa hispana de EE.UU. e Hispanoamérica: Un estudio comparativo” and was supervised by Professor Ricardo Otheguy.

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