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Cristina Alfaro

San Diego State University
Associate Vice President of International Affairs
Cristina Alfaro, Ph.D. is Interim Associate Vice-President for International Affairs at San Diego State University. Dr. Alfaro is a Dual Language Education Professor and Immediate Past Chair of the Dual Language and English Learner Education Department in the College of Education where she championed and led the largest bilingual teacher education program in the state of California. She is the recipient of the San Diego County Office of Education Biliteracy Leadership Award, College of Education Excellence in Teaching Award, the National Outstanding Latina in Higher Education Award, and the Gomez-Morin Global Education Award. As a researcher she has examined and published on the role of ideological consciousness and pedagogical practices that situate access and equity at the core of dual language education.