El Foco on Latina/os in Education

 About Us

The Latinos in Education Foco is a research community within El Instituto that aims to support junior tenure-track faculty through the tenure process by providing opportunities for mentorship, networking, professional development, and financial support for research endeavors.


2016 Platica with Dr. Stella Flores

On April 15, 2016, El Foco hosted Dr. Stella Flores, Associate Professor of Higher Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, to El Instituto to spearhead a mentoring workshop intended to support junior faculty members’ scholarly work and experience in the tenure process. As part of this initiative, El Foco held a morning session with Dr. Flores who provided read a scholarly piece (an article or chapter) or research narrative written by each of the four members and provided feedback to each member on a piece of research. She also led a platica (informal conversation) on the status of Latin@s in Education. The platica was held at the Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) and was co-hosted by PRLAAC and the Department of Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education.


Core Faculty


Milagros Castillo-Montoya


Erica Fernandez


Daisy Reyes

Daisy Reyes

Blanca Rincón