Lola Rodríguez-Vargas, Ph.D.
Director, Societal Impact Group
University of Arizona
Lola Rodríguez-Vargas, Ph.D., is a Boricua from Jayuya, Puerto Rico and scholar-practitioner of Higher Education. Her background includes a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Microbiology a Master of Science in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University. As a practitioner her work focuses on Latinx student success, STEM student success, community college success practices, community outreach, and academic affairs and research. As a scholar her work includes expanding the knowledge on power hierarchies and the influence of coloniality in Boricua higher education.