Gloria Poveda

Gloria Poveda

Lecturer of Service Learning

Phone: (916) 378-3551


  • PhD in Foundations, Administration, Research, and Policy at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, The School of Education
  • MA in Chicana and Chicano Studies with emphasis in Black Studies at University of California – Santa Barbara
  • BA in Chicana and Chicano Studies with Minors in Sociology at University of California – Davis


Gloria attended UC Davis as a returning student and received her B.A. in Chicana and Chicano Studies with a minor in Sociology. She then went on to UC Santa Barbara where she completed her M.A. in Chicana and Chicano Studies with an emphasis in Black Studies. Her Ph.D. is from the School of Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her areas of specialization are Foundations, Administration, Research and Policy which offered the opportunity to engage a diverse community of doctoral students and faculty members in reimagining education as a central component of the transformation needed to create more inclusive and just societies. Her research is part of a sustainable humanities-social science cluster grounded in leadership and innovation with a subfield in Service-Learning.

Gloria hails from Alameda, California, and lives with her 14-year-old son, Luis, and her mother, Gloria (names were hard to come by, apparently). She enjoys watching movies, writing short stories, and cooking.