The Chicano Studies Institute accepts proposals from graduate students engaged in research on topics pertaining to Chicana/o or Latina/o populations in the United States. Projects grounded in all academic fields are welcome with priority given to interdisciplinary research projects and to applicants not previously funded by the Institute.

The UCSB Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research (ISBER), in conjunction with social science departments, the Dean of the Social Sciences, the Dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, the Dean of the Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences, and the Dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education oversee the Graduate Research Award for Social Science Surveys (GRASSS). The purpose of this program is to enrich the quality of graduate survey research in the social sciences at UCSB through a competitive program of awards to graduate students.

Llamas received her B.S. in combined sciences and psychology from Santa Clara University in 2006. She received an M.A. in counseling psychology with a Latino emphasis at Santa Clara University in 2009. During her undergraduate years she was a research assistant on several projects and worked in juvenile hall her senior year of college. Llamas served as a grant coordinator for a state-funded bullying prevention grant in low-income high schools. From 2005-2009 she worked full-time as a data analyst and research associate in the Data Analysis and Evaluation unit of Santa Clara County, Department of Alcohol and Drug Services.


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