Stephanie Tam Rosas is an equity consultant for Schools for Social Justice. Her work is informed through her experiences as a bi-racial (half Chinese, half White) woman, as a mother to her son born in 2019, and through her ongoing reflexive practice.
She is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#116439) and has primarily offered school-based counseling since 2014. She currently studies educational equity, systems of power, and youth engagement through a doctoral program in social psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Recent projects have examined:
institutional barriers for working class/working poor Latinx parents' engagement in elementary schools
empowering settings and Positive Discipline within a 4th and 5th grade afterschool program
access and support for historically underrepresented students in higher education
reconstructing narratives for Latinx immigrant and first generation students through youth Participatory Action Research
As a certified Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Educator, she facilitates workshops for families and schools on power sharing practices and respectful relationship building with youth. Previous work has included serving as: board president of Positive Discipline Community Resources, a family literacy program coordinator at an ECE center, and a counselor at a continuation high school. She has also been humbled in working with and learning from those experiencing domestic violence, undocumented folks, un-housed folks, foster youth, and teen parents.
Learn more here: www.tamrosas.com/about
BA in Sociology with Honors
from the University of California, Santa Cruz
MA in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Creative Expression
from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now called Sofia University)
Currently in a PhD Social Psychology program at UC Santa Cruz