Sandra Veronica Portocarrero

Sandra Veronica Portocarrero

svp2118@columbia.edu
Areas of Interest: 
Organizations, Diversity and Inclusion, Cultural Processes
Education: 
M.A. in Sociology. Columbia University 
B.A.  in Sociology. High Honors.Distinction in General Scholarship. University of California, Berkeley
Biographical Note: 

Sandra Portocarrero is an organizational sociologist. She is a Provost Diversity Fellow, a Paul Lasarzfeld Fellow, a 2015 PD Soros Fellow, and a National Science Foundation (NSF) GRFP Fellow. Her research interests include meaning-making processes, and organizational diversity. 

Sandra's is currently working on a project that  investigates the phenomemon of low-income, high-achieving students entering an elite higher education instittution in Peru. She explores how the cultural processes of evaluation and valuation shape the creation of symbolic boundaries through the way students from high-income and low-income backgrounds make meaning of migrant origin and class in an elite higher education institution in Peru. 

Sandra is affiliated to the Center on Organizational Innovation, led by Professor David Stark. 

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