Latino psychologist and iCubed scholar Oswaldo Moreno is on a mission to work with and for his community
Oswaldo Moreno, Ph.D., wants more than just a seat at the table; he wants to revolutionize the table, and all the systems that were built without minoritized and underrepresented people in mind.
iCubed scholar Rachel Gómez inspires students to feel pride in their history
School of Ed professor followed non-traditional path guided by her ancestors Rachel Gomez, Ph.D., was taking classes in community college when she first learned about colonialism. That eye-opening experience set her on the path she’s still on today. “So much suddenly made sense to me,” said Gomez, now a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School […]
Structural Biologist Carlos Escalante is Breaking Down Barriers for Student Researchers
The veteran researcher says, “I’ve had many breaks along my career and I want to give back.” As a young boy combing the beaches of his native Acapulco, Mexico, Carlos Escalante had big dreams about studying big things. “I wanted to be a marine biologist and I grew up watching Jacques Cousteau television programs, exploring […]
Fostering student success motivates biology professor Fernando Tenjo-Fernandez as he approaches his 20th year at VCU
Enthusiasm from his students encourages Tenjo-Fernandez to find new and innovative ways to keep them engaged. You could measure the success of Fernando Tenjo-Fernandez, Ph.D., by all of the hats he’s worn since arriving at VCU in 2003: associate professor of biology, associate chair for the Department of Biology, co-chair of the Men of Color […]