Jessica Faith Carter

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Jessica Faith Carter is a third year doctoral student in the Multicultural Special Education program at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include culturally responsive interventions for minority students with disabilities, minority experiences in higher education, and minority teacher recruitment and retention practices.

Jessica Faith is currently the student research coordinator for the Dean of Students Research Institute at UT Austin, and she also teaches undergraduate courses through the College of Education and the School of Undergraduate Studies. Jessica Faith has a long history in P-16 education, and has held a number of diverse education-related positions including secondary level classroom teacher, undergraduate student advisor, education consultant, and education policy legislative intern.

Jessica is an engaged member of the UT and Austin community. She is the Graduate Student Representative for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Graduate Education Advisory Committee, and she is also an active member of several community and service organizations in Austin including the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce and the Junior League of Austin.

Jessica Faith holds a B.A. in Psychology from Rice University, a M.Ed. in Education Administration for Texas Southern University, a M.Ed. in Counseling from Texas Southern University, and a M.Ed. in Learning and Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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