Adjunct Faculty, Sociology
Professor Villegas-Sandoval earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology
from California State University, Northridge. Her thesis explored the experiences
of undocumented immigrant youth as they pursue post-secondary education and employment
prospects after graduation, as well as the emotional implications that come with an
undocumented identity. Esther hopes that her research will add to the growing literature
on undocumented college students and encourage individuals to review the current policies
that affect our undocumented community.
Esther has worked extensively with non-profit organizations and non-public agencies providing direct services to at-risk youth, low income families, and children with developmental disabilities.
Currently, she enjoys broadening the Sociological Imagination of her students, cooking, and planning vacations.