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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Ms Karina Ruiz


Doctoral Candidate, University of California Santa Cruz, United States



Karina is a doctoral candidate working with children and caregivers in mixed-status Latino immigrant families residing in Santa Cruz county. She is interested in documenting how children participate in emotional dynamics of mixed-status families and how their participation contributes to family relations at large. Karina is the last of five children to Mexican immigrants. She currently lives in Santa Cruz and is from El Monte in east Los Angeles County.



Immigrant families, mixed-status families, childhood, social emotional learning
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