Dr. Aceves is a first-generation Latina scholar who completed her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Aceves’ research generally focuses on understanding how cultural, familial, and individual-level factors contributed to Latinx adolescent’s academic achievement and educational attainment.
Dr. Aceves' mission with her career is to use developmental science to empower Latinx communities and transform educational systems to be more equitable at the intersection of research, policy, and practice.
Read Transforming Policy Standards to Promote Equity and Developmental Success Among Latinx Children and Youth:
Read about Dr. Aceves' SRCD Federal Policy Fellowship experience: https://www.srcd.org/news/june-2021-spotlight-srcd-us-federal-policy-fellow-lorena-aceves-phd