43 episodes

Welcome to the Xicana Code Switchers podcast! Your co-hosts are Ariana and Patricia. We are both Xicana, scholar-practitioners in higher education. Each episode we discuss insights, tips, and resources for students and practitioners in higher education with a focus on social justice and platicas.

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Welcome to the Xicana Code Switchers podcast! Your co-hosts are Ariana and Patricia. We are both Xicana, scholar-practitioners in higher education. Each episode we discuss insights, tips, and resources for students and practitioners in higher education with a focus on social justice and platicas.

    Moving Out of State, Ethnic Studies, and Academic Advising

    Moving Out of State, Ethnic Studies, and Academic Advising

    This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Denise Fernández. We discussed her experience moving out of state for her grad program, how Ethnic Studies impacted her educational journey, and her new professional journey. She is currently working as a Student Services Specialist for the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University.

    For all our listeners, you can email us at xicanacodeswitchers@gmail.com and send us your POC business, conference, and event shout-outs and listener letters. You could also record a listener message on the Anchor app and that way we can include your recorded message in our future episodes. Follow us on Instagram @XicanaCodeSwitchers and on Twitter @XCodeSwitchers. If you want to support this podcast, you can Venmo/CashApp us @XicanaCodeSwitchers and/or become a Patreon contributor. Thank you all for tuning in to this week’s episode and until next time.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    A Year in Post Doc, Following Up with Dr. Letty

    A Year in Post Doc, Following Up with Dr. Letty

    We had the pleasure of having Dra. Letty join us once again for an update on her journey in academia. The chisme was good as Dra. Letty Garcia reflected on her first-year as a professor during the pandemic. You can reach Dr. Letty by email at lcgarcia@ucsb.edu.
    #academia #doctoralife #LatinAmericanStudies #CulturalPolitics #ShakespearAndRace #XicanaCodeSwitchers #LatinasInHigherEd #WOCInGradSchool #LatinxImmigration #Masters



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Restorative Justice and Relationship Building

    Restorative Justice and Relationship Building

    This week we had Jammy Camille (Caraballo Torres) Millet who is the founder and lead facilitator at StayJust, a Restorative Justice Education and Implementation organization. We discussed the experiences of BIPOC working in higher ed, what restorative justice means and looks like in educational settings and the importance of continuing our own growth.

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    BIPOC Business Shoutout: Shyn

    For all our listeners, you can email us at xicanacodeswitchers@gmail.com and send us your POC business, conference, and event shout-outs and listener letters. You could also record a listener message on Anchor app and that way we can include your recorded message in our future episodes. Follow us on Instagram @XicanaCodeSwitchers and on Twitter @XCodeSwitchers. If you want to support this podcast, you can Venmo/CashApp us @XicanaCodeSwitchers and/or become a Patreon contributor. Thank you all for tuning in to this week’s episode and until next time.


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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Understanding Imposter Syndrome and the Field of Social Work

    Understanding Imposter Syndrome and the Field of Social Work

    It is the last day of July and we are ready to share another episode of XCS! This week we had Mireya Lupercio who shared about her experience maneuvering the U.S. educational system as a first-generation, Mexican-American student. She helps us define imposter syndrome and we learn about Mireya's profession as a Social Worker. Tune in to learn more about her, Social Work, and imposter syndrome. 
    BIPOC Shoutout: Cadena Collective
    For all our listeners, you can email us at xicanacodeswitchers@gmail.com and send us your POC business, conference, and event shout outs and listener letters. You could also record a listener message on Anchor app and that way we can include your recorded message in our future episodes. Follow us on Instagram @XicanaCodeSwitchers and on Twitter @XCodeSwitchers. If you want to support this podcast, you can Venmo/CashApp us @XicanaCodeSwitchers and/or become a Patreon contributor. Thank you all for tuning in to this week’s episode and until next time.

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    • 46 min
    Life isn’t Greener on the Other Side

    Life isn’t Greener on the Other Side

    For this week, Dr. Lina Mendez discussed with us what it's like to work as a staff member in higher ed, her experience as a former Gates Millennium Scholar, and ways she supports students.

    BIPOC Business S/O: Diaspora Co. Spices


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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Insight into Clinical Psychology

    Insight into Clinical Psychology

    This week we had Dr. Kristina Rodriguez, a licensed clinical psychologist, who identifies as part Mexican and Romanian and appreciates growing up with two cultures and customs. She has worked in several community and university counseling centers to support individuals struggling with a variety of concerns such as: anxiety, depression, adjustment, relationship, and academic difficulties. Listen in and learn more about her educational journey into this field! 
    BIPOC Shoutout: Beam Paints and @beampaints on IG
    For all our listeners, you can email us at xicanacodeswitchers@gmail.com and send us your BIPOC business, conference, and event shout outs and listener letters. You could also record a listener message on Anchor app and that way we can include your recorded message in our future episodes. Follow us on Instagram @XicanaCodeSwitchers and on Twitter @XCodeSwitchers. If you want to support this podcast, you can Venmo/CashApp us @XicanaCodeSwitchers and/or become a Patreon contributor. Thank you all for tuning in to this week’s episode and until next time.

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    • 2 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

mad.griss ,

Love love

Super informative and fun to listen to Ariana and Patricia. Not only amazing scholars, but also practitioners. They know what they’re talking about!

idleutopia ,

Amazing resources and just so inspiring

I wish I had had this podcast when I first started my educational journey. You all are the best.

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