Margarita Azmitia

CITL Faculty Fellow (2021-22); Professor, Psychology

Margarita Azmitia, an immigrant from Guatemala, is a professor of psychology at UCSC. She researches and teaches about the roles of adolescents and young adults’ multiple identities, close relationships, sense of belonging, and experiences of prejudice and discrimination in their academic trajectories and mental health. Currently, her research focuses on first generation college students’ transition to and through college and into work. In 2019 Margarita received one of three inaugural Mentor Awards from the Spencer Foundation. In the past, she has served on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committees in the Psychology Department and her professional organizations. Currently, Margarita serves on board of the Latinx Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development and the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Inequities on Tenure and Promotion.