Excellence Awards Recipient Detail Information

Paula Silva
Faculty, English; Puente coordinator,
De Anza College
Statement:  I am most inspired by the people with whom I work most closely—first-generation, undocumented, and low-income college students. Their undying courage, resilience, and leadership affirm my daily quest for a more just world. I am also deeply impacted by the colleagues I have worked with over the years who practice loving, culturally responsive, critical pedagogy, people who share my belief that higher education can serve as a path toward freedom and social justice for our most marginalized students.

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