College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Humanities and Communication

Ruben Espinoza '09: PhD Candidate

Ruben Espinoza graduated from CSUMB in 2009 with a concentration in Practical and Professional Ethics. The following year he was accepted into the Sociology PhD program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He earned his MA from the program in 2012, and is currently working as a Teaching Assistant while progressing toward his PhD. Ruben states, “Being an undergrad in HCOM provided me with a foundation to excel in my professional and academic life. I owe much of my success to HCOM and its faculty. They provided me mentoring and other critical tools that are necessary for life in academia. The interdisciplinary nature of the program introduced me to history, literature, philosophy and other disciplines. My experiences at CSUMB are still part of my everyday life.”

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