Romina Pacheco, Ph.D.

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Staff, Faculty
Program (What area of CES): 
Professional Development
Social Justice and Equity in Schools Specialist
413.586.4900 x5574

Romina was born and raised in Maracay, Venezuela and spent time in Maine as an exchange student in high school. During her undergraduate years in Venezuela, Romina became a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and developed a passion for teaching. After completing her degree, she then decided to return to Maine to work as a teaching assistant in the Spanish Department at Bates College. 

In 2004, Romina made her way to Western Mass to join the Social Justice Education Program at UMass Amherst, where she and Safire Dejong first started co-facilitating race and ethnicity intergroup dialogues. After completing her M.Ed., Romina ventured to New Mexico to complete a Ph.D. from New Mexico State University where she studied Curriculum and Instruction and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her hard work resulted in a dissertation titled: Teaching with Mindfulness: A Research as Praxis Study about Radical Democratic Participation in a Multicultural Education Classroom

She currently resides in Bridgeport, CT with her partner and two amazing children.