Dr. Marcela Kepic, PhD, LPC, NCC, & ACS is an associate professor of practice at the University of Arizona. Her expertise is in human development across the lifespan. Her research agenda focuses on the life satisfaction and wellness of adults who experience loss and grief. Dr. Kepic is a past president of the Association for Adult Development and Aging as well as a member of several national and international professional organizations. She contributes to peer-reviewed publications, and presents at national, international, and state conferences. She serves as a reviewer for a few peer-reviewed journals. She maintains her private practice and is a passionate educator, supervisor, and mentor. Jesus Jaime-Diaz Ph.D. is Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator-Instructor in the M.Ed. Secondary Education Alternative Pathway Program in The College of Education at The University of Arizona. He earned a Ph.D. in Language, Reading & Culture with a Minor in Mexican American Studies from The University of Arizona. His research has previously focused on testimonio and critical ethnographic methods in exploring how Mexican American community college students in Oregon use their lived experiences to serve as a catalyst to “empower” them to pursue higher education. His current research interest is focused on racialized social class as a unit for analysis in the schooling experience(s) of Mexican American students along the borderlands of Arizona.Current AMHCA Members: $10
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