Lauren Ilano

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Lauren Ilano is a fourth year doctoral student in the Higher Education and Organizational Change division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, where she is also pursuing a Concentration Certificate in Asian American Studies. She holds a B.A. in Gender Studies and Psychology from UC Davis. Lauren’s research explores the impact of university-community partnerships in urban communities. She has worked as a Graduate Mentor for the McNair Scholars Program at UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program. She is also currently a research analyst at the Student Affairs Information and Research office at UCLA. 

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Christine Vega is a sixth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) Social Science and Comparative Education.  Her dissertation explores Chicana Latina Ph.D. mother survivance and thrivance in the academy.  She is a co-madre and founding member of the Mothers of Color in Academia de UCLA and the Chicana M(other)work collective. Her works are central to spirituality, activism, radical mothering and healing.


Britt Paris is a doctoral student in the Information Studies Department at UCLA. Her dissertation research focuses on discourses of time surrounding Internet protocols. She has also published on Internet infrastructure projects, digital labor, police officer-involved homicide data and environmental justice regulation evaluated through the theoretical lenses of critical data studies, philosophy of technology and information ethics.