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ABOUT US

Community Based Literacies (CBL) is an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and multilingual community of university students, staff, and faculty who position themselves as co-thinkers, co-researchers, co-designers, and co-creators with local youth and educators.

CBL programs invite members to explore, envision, and collaborate on a variety of literacy-driven topics and issues, particularly those relevant to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) within the context of environmental sustainability. The philosophy of CBL pedagogy foregrounds collaboration, support, and emotional connections among all members. As such, CBL has no hierarchy and actively stretches the boundaries of traditional notions of learning that integrates critical sociocultural issues for equity and social justice. 

CBL Team

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Marcela Alvarez

Lead CBL Coordinator

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Diana J. Arya

Principal Investigator and Faculty Research Director 

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John
Cano

CBL UC Links Affiliate,
Associate Director of UC LInks

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Dorothy

Chun

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Devon Christman

CBL Program Contributor, Youth Summit Coordinator

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John Galisky

CBL Text Content editor

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Sarah Hirsch

Co Principal Investigator and CBL Writing Director

Honeiah Karimi

Data Analyst for Virtual Reality Project

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Daniel Katz

CBL Measurement Specialist and Analyst

Somer Levine

CBL Program Coordinator

Valerie Meier

McEnroe Clinic Assistant Director, 
CBL PD Coordinator

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Rachelle Mottus

CBL

Arts coordinator

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Jasmine Nation

Assistant Professor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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Ryoko
Oono

Associate Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB).


Program Consultant for LEAFY and Curie-osity Project

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Dogukan
Ozgen 

Learning Technology Specialist

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Estefania
Pihen

Program Director of Climate Action Pathways for Schools (CAPS)

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David 
Sanosa

Lead Program Designer, Virtual Reality Project

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Sabiha
Sultana

Assessment Development &
Analytic Coordinator

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Richert 
Wang

Assistant Teaching Professor,
Computer Science.

Consultant for the Virtual Reality Project.

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Hui 
Zhang

Lead Partnership Coordinator

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