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To And Through: How Colleges And Universities Can Better Support Students Who Are Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Getting to and through college is a challenge in the best of circumstances — add in taking care of your family and the obstacles can feel insurmountable. In this live virtual event, KPCC/LAist Higher Education Reporter Julia Barajas (she/her), along with guest experts, will share strategies and practical resources to help these students succeed. We’ll also get to hear first-hand from caregiver students about the triumphs and tribulations of tackling college while taking care of family.


  • Dr. Mike Muñoz (he/him), Superintendent/President of Long Beach City College 
  • Paolo Velasco (he/him), Director of UCLA Bruin Resource Center
  • Zuleika Bravo (she/her/ella), M.A. Higher Education & Org. Change '22, B.A. Political Science & Latin American Studies, University of California Los Angeles
  • Paty Lozano (she/her), Parenting Student at Santa Monica College

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