University Services Building, Room 501
Bryant Valencia, M.A. is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice studying Higher Education. As a first-generation college student, he received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona (UA) in 2012, and earned his M.A. in Higher Education from the UA in 2014. Throughout his academic career, Bryant has held multiple positions at the UA from Student Union Catering to Graduate Assistantships at the Guerrero center. Bryant has completed five years as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Early Academic Outreach, and is now in the role of Coordinator for Strategic MASCulinity (Men, Access, School, and Community) Initiatives, which seeks to increase the number of first-generation, low-income, and men of color who consider college as a future pathway and succeed on a college campus. Additionally, he co-developed a course titled “Masculinity, Power, and Education,” (HED 331) which involves undergraduates in collaborative projects with local middle and high schoolers addressing challenges related to gender and intersecting identities.
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” - Cesar Chavez