Sandra Veronica Portocarrero

Sandra Veronica Portocarrero

svp2118@columbia.edu
Education: 
M.A. in Sociology. Columbia University 
B.A.  in Sociology. High Honors.Distinction in General Scholarship. University of California, Berkeley
Areas of Specialty: 
Organizations and Meaning-Making
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 intra-organizational dynamics. 
 
Sandra's current work explores how inter-subjectively shared meaning structures, particularly the process of creating symbolic boundaries, is shaped, enabled, and constrained by organizational characteristics such as racial/ethnic composition, class composition, and resources. She is affiliated to the Center on Organizational Innovation , directed by Professor David Stark. 
 
Sandra is also the Co-Chair of the Graduate Students of Color Alliance at Columbia, and the founder of the Intimate Conversations with Women in Academia series in the Sociology Department at Columbia. Prior to coming to Columbia, Sandra worked for Southern Copper Corporation, and as innovation consultant for the Peruvian Institute of Educational Development (IPFE).
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