- Susan Yonezawa
University of California, San Diego
SUSAN YONEZAWA has straddled the worlds of policy, practice, and research on urban schooling for 17 years. The associate director of UC San Diego’s CREATE—a unique action-oriented research center—Yonezawa studies ways to increase college access and preparation for underrepresented, low-income youth. Her work on equity-minded educational policies, personalization, and student voice includes over 15 book chapters, 13 journal articles, and 23 technical reports. Most recently, she helps lead a collective impact effort to link UCSD STEM faculty, staff, and students to teachers and underrepresented students specifically to address the K-20 STEM pipeline. See http://create.ucsd.edu (STEM Initiative) for more information.