About a year ago, we had the pleasure of interviewing Angélica Gutiérrez (Ph.D.'12), who was then finishing up her doctoral work at UCLA Anderson. (She received her degree in June). At the time, we discussed her research into legacy and affirmative action admission policies. Gutiérrez is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the National Center for Institutional Diversity.
On November 12, Gutiérrez was honored by Latina as one of 10 Next Generation Latinas. The honor received coverage from NBC Latino here. The recognition by Latina came from a call they put out to their readers, seeking "inspirational stories of women with vigor, smarts, a passion to give back to the community and the drive to make dreams come true."
In response, Gutiérrez told NBC Latino:
"I am deeply humbled and honored to be selected as a Next Generation Latina because to me, the "Next Generation Latina' is a woman who is driven, passionate, and committed to making a difference in her community -- even when 'making a difference' means entering uncharted territory and facing obstacles that pioneers often encounter.
"I love working with organizations that serve disadvantaged communities, because I believe in paying it forward, and providing others with the same motivation, support and opportunities that I have been blessed with. I obtained a Ph.D. and will serve as a business school professor because I would like to ensure that Latinos will see someone like me when they enter the classroom someday as MBA students. I seek to empower and instill a belief that they not only belong in the business field, but also have the capacity to serve as its leaders."