Faculty Steering Committee Member; CITL/Learning Support Services (LSS) Faculty Fellow (2017–18)
Rebecca Covarrubias is an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology who examines how mismatching learning contexts undermine educational, social, and mental health outcomes for marginalized students, and how to reverse these effects through culturally-informed approaches. Dr. Covarrubias has been recognized for her mentoring and teaching, including receiving both the Inspiring Lecturer Award and the Going Above and Beyond Award for the Department of Psychology, and being named a Disability Resource Center ALI Program Accessibility Leader. She also completed the UC Santa Cruz Diversity and Inclusion Certification Program to further strengthen her approaches with diverse students. As a CITL/LSS Faculty Fellow, Dr. Covarrubias examined approaches for improving the cultural transition to college for first-generation college students through reflective conversations with students and research-based training for faculty and staff.