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Edgar Romo

Research Fellow
Los Angeles Office

Why I Do What I Do:

“Higher education opened many doors for me and I believe all students deserve an equal opportunity to attend college, regardless of socioeconomic status.”

Alma Mater(s): University of California, Los Angeles

Your role in one sentence: My role is to support the Campaign’s research team in utilizing data to effectively advocate for students.

When I am not at work helping students get to and succeed in college I am…playing baseball or soccer, attending sporting events, or trying out new food.

If not higher education then what cause? Economic inequality

Formal Bio:

Edgar Romo is originally from Lynwood, California. He has been working in higher education for 6 years while continuing to pursue a higher education himself.

After receiving a Masters in Education, Edgar worked as an academic advisor at CSU Long Beach where he primarily supported students who were undeclared, switching majors, or on academic probation. During this time, he worked closely with many undocumented students, whose stories encouraged him to take on a position as Coordinator of the Dream Success Center at CSULB. In this position, Edgar provided personal, academic, and financial guidance to undocumented students on campus, while working closely with staff and faculty, high school students, and community members to improve access and success for undocumented students at CSULB.

After his time at The Beach, Edgar returned to UCLA to enroll in the doctoral program in Higher Education and Organizational Change (HEOC) where he also works as a Research Analyst at the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). Having completed his coursework, he has moved on to the dissertation phase of the program and looks forward to finalizing a dissertation topic very soon.

Edgar is a lifelong Bruin, having earned his B.A. and M.Ed. at the University of California, Los Angeles.