Melissa Moreno

Melissa Moreno
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Contact Information

mmoreno@yccd.edu
530-661-6217
Ethnic Studies Faculty, Woodland CC
Woodland Community College Bldg: 800 Room: 854D

My passion is leadership, teaching, researching, and developing curriculum in the areas of Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Native American Studies, Education and Leadership for over 15 years. As a first generaiton college student, Ethnic Studies saved my life. Schooling became interesting and with the support of many inspiring professors and leaders, I became a professor and leader too. 

For over a decade now I have lead Ethnic Studies at Woodland Community College and taught Chicana/o Studies, History of Race and Ethnicity, Mexican American History, and Native American Studies. I am a former community educator and faculty in Chicana/o Studies, Education, and Liberal Studies. I earned a bachelor in Sociology and Women Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then I earned a masters and a doctorate from the University of Utah in the Department of Education, Culture and Society. I have a certificate in Tribal Leadership and Governance from the California Tribal College, and an Ethnic Studies Certificate at San Francisco State University. 

I am the co-founder of the California Community College Ethnic Studies Faculty Council and member of the Ethnic Studies Advisory Community for my local district. My publications and research interests include issues surrounding racial identity formations, subjugated knowledge, cultural citizenship, foodways and food justice education, Chicana/o indigeneity, intergenerational truma and healing, and practices of community-based leadership. I am a member of the Indigenous Caucus for the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), among other associations. 

I love the outdoors, gardening, Meso american food, art, and music.

 

Distinctions include:

 

2023 Latino Leadership Council of Sacramento Award for excellence in education

2020 Recognition for CA Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum by State Superintendent Tony Thurmond

2019 Concilo of Yolo County, Education Award Recognition by Senator Bill Dodd & Assembly Leader Cecilia Agular-Curry

2017 City Recognition for County Resolution “Safe Communities” Collaboration

2015 Excellence and Education Award by Senator Lois Wolk

2013 Commendation for Leadership and Service by Congress Leader John Garamendi

2012 John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award Nominee, Woodland Community College

2010 Ally of the Youth Award by Woodland Coalition for Youth

 

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Contact this individual: mmoreno@yccd.edu, 530-661-6217

Class Schedule

Class Time / Dates / Days Location
Title: Intr Chicano Std
Method: LEC72 Section: ETHN-1-D9544
Section ID: 137914
N/A
1/22/2024 to 5/24/2024
online
Bldg: WNET
Room: WNET
Title: Mex Amer Hist
Method: LEC02 Section: ETHN-15-W8775
Section ID: 137916
10:30AM to 11:45AM
1/22/2024 to 5/24/2024
M W
Bldg: W800
Room: W-803
Title: Chicana/o Culture
Method: LEC02 Section: ETHN-5-W8778
Section ID: 137919
9:00AM to 10:15AM
1/22/2024 to 5/24/2024
M W
Bldg: W800
Room: W-803
Title: Hist of Race
Method: LEC72 Section: ETHN-6-D9547
Section ID: 137920
N/A
1/22/2024 to 5/24/2024
online
Bldg: WNET
Room: WNET
Title: Hist of Race
Method: LEC72 Section: ETHN-6-D9550
Section ID: 137924
N/A
1/22/2024 to 5/24/2024
online
Bldg: WNET
Room: WNET
Title: Hist of Race
Method: LEC72 Section: ETHN-6-D9768
Section ID: 138721
N/A
3/21/2024 to 5/24/2024
online
Bldg: WNET
Room: WNET