Sofia Dueñas is a doctoral student in sociology. Her research interests center around stratification in K-12 schools and the ways in which data and intervention resources can disrupt these patterns. Some of her current work examines a third-grade reading and retention policy in Indiana and its impacts across racial-ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
She is an affiliate of the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, the Institute for Race and Resilience, and a Burns Fellow in the Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research (ND PIER). She is also a graduate student research affiliate with the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE).
She received her B.A. in Sociology & Education from Whittier College and her M.A. in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University. Prior to Notre Dame, Sofia taught first and second grade in Los Angeles.