Esther Villegas-Sandoval, BA

Professor Villegas-Sandoval earned a BA in Sociology from California State University, Northridge.  She is currently completing her thesis which explores the experiences of undocumented immigrant youth as they explore post-secondary education and employment prospects after graduation.  Esther hopes that her research will add to the growing literature on undocumented college students and encourage individuals to review the current policies that affect our undocumented community. 

Esther has worked extensively with non-profit organizations and non-public agencies providing direct services to at-risk youth, low income families, and children with developmental disabilities. 
In her spare time, Esther enjoys cooking, traveling, and relaxing.