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Susana Mazuelas Quirce

Susana Mazuelas Quirce, MA; Candidate to PhD, Higher Education

ADVANCE Center, Research Fellow

Susana Mazuelas Quirce is a doctoral student in the Higher Education program at WVU. As a non-traditional and diverse scholar, she has experienced firsthand challenging circumstances in higher education and at the same time, institutional responses that intentionally promote and support student success. The aim of her graduate work is to help Appalachian tertiary institutions attract and retain more students and faculty from underrepresented populations. She believes that the design of targeted policies, programs, curricula, services, and experiences in general, can positively contribute to fosters diversity and equity and create campuses that welcome diverse groups. Susana also collaborates in data gathering and analysis efforts to enhance educational opportunities and access to the workforce for women and girls in West Virginia.