Join the EMPOWER Team to support Emergent Bilinguals and Latine/x Communities

This project is ongoing.

The EMPOWER (Elevating Multilingüe learners Prácticas and Oportunidades Within Educational Research)lab is recruiting motivated individuals interested in supporting multilingual and Latine/x students and families. Dr. Romero's research focuses on strengthening school-community partnerships by developing culturally and linguistically responsive practices. This research assistant's primary role will be to collect data and conduct a systematic search through various databases for relevant studies. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the research process, current education research, and working with the Latine/x multilingual children/families. 

Current Projects Include: 

  • Home-Based Literacy and Language Intervention
  • Cultivating a Community-Research partnership with Newcomer families in an Early Childhood Setting 
  • Systematic Reviews of La Comunidad Latina/e en School Psychology Research
  • Social-emotional learning interventions in elementary schools
  • Professionalism
  • Organization and attention to detail in following procedures
  • Timely communication

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Spanish-English)
  • Interested in working with Emergent Bilingual Children (preschool to middle school) or Latine/x population
  • Previous work/volunteer experience with youth and families 
Project Timeline

Start time is as soon as possible, and all RAs are asked to complete a minimum of two semesters. RAs can continue past the two semester commitment. 


Recruitment, scheduling, data collection, conducting literature searches, data entry/cleaning, and other duties.

Typical Time Commitment
5-10 hours/week
Desired Length of Commitment


The Office of Undergraduate Research recommends that you attend an info session or advising before contacting faculty members or project contacts about research opportunities. We'll cover the steps to get involved, tips for contacting faculty, funding possibilities, and options for course credit. Once you have attended an Office of Undergraduate Research info session or spoken to an advisor, you can use the "Who to contact" details for this project to get in touch with the project leader and express your interest in getting involved.

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