Agatha will explain the inequalities which are often presented in the US K-12 educational system. How do inequalities early on in the educational system affect the outcomes of students in higher education?
Passionate about education and committed to serving her community, Agatha Gucyski has been an advocate in California’s higher education system for over four years. As a firm believer in quality and accessible higher education, she has demonstrated her resolve to fix issues affecting students by working closely with policy makers, including members of the California state legislature. She is a senior at CSU Long Beach pursuing a career in education policy and serves as Vice President of Finance at the California State Student Association. Upon graduating in May, she will be teaching mathematics in Philadelphia with Teach For America while working towards her Master’s in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Believing that education is the key to resolving many of society’s problems, Agatha hopes to one day make positive changes in public policy to improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of higher education.
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