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Marcela G. Cuellar

Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership, University of California, Davis

Dr. Marcela G. Cuellar is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis. Her research examines higher education access and equity with a focus on Latinx/a/o student experiences and outcomes at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), campus climate, and community college baccalaureates. Her scholarship has been published in the American Journal of Education, Community College Review, Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, and Teachers College Record.

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
MA, University of San Diego
BA, Stanford University


  • –present
    Associate professor, University of California, Davis


  • 2012 
    University of California, Los Angeles, PhD
  • 2007 
    University of San Diego, MA
  • 2000 
    Stanford University, BA