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Project Personnel

Project Founder and Director

Ashley Clark is a graduate student in the Community Development program at UC Davis.  She developed this project as part of her master’s thesis which explores the relationship between immigration status and identity.  She sees photographs as a way for immigrant and refugee youth to communicate their hardships and aspirations to a wider audience and challenge the negative stereotypes that stigmatize immigrant and refugee communities.  She plans to continue doing research with immigrant and refugee youth in the future.

Project Artist

jesikah maria ross is an award winning media artist who works with schools, non-governmental organizations and social action groups to create participatory media projects that generate civic engagement and community change.  She currently directs the UC Davis Art of Regional Change program.

UC Davis Faculty Advisors

Patsy Eubank Owens, Associate Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture Chair

Luis Guarnizo, PhD Associate Professor and Chair, Community Development Graudate Group

Natalia Deeb-Sosa, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies

UC Davis Undergraduate Project Assistants

Michael Mikhov

Omar Gomez

Astrid Berrios Martinez