José R. Del Real Viramontes is a first year doctoral student in Cultural Studies in Education. His research interests include issues around success for Latino males in community college and at the Four-year University as transfer students.
Prior to attending UCLA, José attended Glendale Community College, where he completed the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETCI), satisfying the lower-division breadth/general education requirements for both the University of California and the California State University. José’s research interests on community college and transfer students, has allowed him to participate and present his work in different academic settings, including the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) and the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). In addition, José has also had an opportunity to publish in the Journal of Latinos and Education. Currently José serves a the graduate at-large representative for the Transfer Student Board at the University of Texas, where he applies his experiences as a community college transfer student and researcher to advocate on behalf of the transfer student community at UT. José also serves as the research associate for Project Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success (MALES).
José holds a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Cultural Studies in Education from the University of Texas at Austin (2014) and B.A. in Chicana and Chicano Studies from the University of California Los Angeles (2012).