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Karla Galdamez


Master's Degree
  • Class of 2003
  • Master's Degree(s): Latin American Studies MA
  • Additional Master's Degree(s): Single Subject Teaching Credential, CSULA, 2006
While At UCLA

Study Abroad: Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History Cambridge University, UK 2007 Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History Oxford University, UK 2010.

Awards: Latin American Studies Fellowship 2001-2002

After UCLA

Since graduating from UCLA, I have been teaching American and world history in Los Angeles. I have participated in several grants that have allowed me to further my study of history and international studies. These opportunities have taken me to historical sites in Chicago where I studied the Industrial Revolution, to Philadelphia where I studied the founding of the nation and creation of the Constitution, and to Birmingham where I studied the 1960s Civil Rights movement and spent time at the Civil Rights Institute. I have also traveled throughout England where I spent time at Cambridge University studying the 1960s Civil Rights movement and this past summer at Oxford University studying the civil war and Abraham Lincoln.

CV/Resume: cv_c6ffe0c7.doc

Advice for Current International Institute IDP Students

I'm so happy that I chose to attend UCLA and study Latin American studies. The degree provided me with opportunities to examine the world from a broad range of perspectives. Because of the degree I feel that I am a better teacher to my students. Most importantly the degree made me feel enthusiastic about continuing to learn about the world. The International Institute provided me with skills I need to function and comprehend this rapidly changing and shrinking world.