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Andrew Martin

Sociology graduate student Andrew Martin
Professional Title: 
Graduate Student
COB 2 - Room 361
  • B.A. in Philosophy 2023 - UC Riverside
  • B.A. in Education 2023 - UC Riverside
Research Interests: 
  • Higher Education
  • California Community Colleges
  • First Generation Students
  • Economics & Financing
  • Public Sociology
  • Institutions & Organizations
  • Agency & Action

Andrew comes from the midwestern United States and have spent time in California's Central Valley. As a student in the community college system, he learned about the importance of institutional navigation through the proximity with which it put me in proximity to a range of mentors and people familiar with navigating higher education.

He studies sociology of higher education, focusing on institutional agency and economic structures that can impact first generation students and other historically neglected student populations. Currently looking into California Community Colleges financing, development, and outcomes of College Promise Programs for first generation students. He has also begun to examine predatory debt collection practices by California colleges seeking to reclaim Title IV funds from students.

If you are interested in learning more about graduate school or need any assistance in learning how to navigate higher education institutions as a student please reach out to him.