Socorro Cambero


PhD Student, School of Education


Socorro Cambero is a first year PhD student in the School of Education at UC Irvine. Socorro is interested in exploring how scholars of color that hail from low-income communities navigate higher education structures. Socorro's PhD research program investigates how service staff including custodial, maintenance, and cafeteria workers—a population not often formally schooled—in higher education institutions broker cultural and social capital to first-generation college students.