Ana K. Soltero López, Ph.D.
Dr. Ana K. Soltero López is an Education instructor at Fresno City College in the Central Valley of California. She has been a teacher educator for nine years and espouses an educator philosophy that is firmly grounded in equity-centered, student-centered, asset-based, social justice, anti-racist, and anti-deficit perspectives and applications. Her courses centralize culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogies, critical teacher inquiry and reflexivity, and community-building and empowerment. Her general research focus is K-20 BIPOC educational access, retention, and persistence. Her research agenda is informed by her teaching and work with youth, educators, and BIPOC communities and lies at the intersection of disciplines such as Education, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Immigration Studies. Her recent research projects and co-authored publications address the terrorized linguistic and racial experiences of bilingual Latina pre-service teachers. Dr. Soltero López earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Race and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Chicana/o/x Studies, Education Studies, and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).