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Courtney Peña, BA Spanish Recent Arizona State University graduate Courtney Peña is on a trajectory to make a difference.

Having earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at ASU, the Phoenix-area native heads to Stanford University this fall to pursue her doctorate under the tutelage of one of the nation’s most eminent experts on Spanish-English bilingualism, professor Guadalupe Valdes. Peña credits her years at ASU as laying the groundwork for her doctoral research aspirations.
While at Stanford, Peña intends to do a longitudinal study of Proposition 203 in relation to Arizona’s high school graduation rate. She said as far as she knows, she is the only one in the doctoral program pursuing the study of ELL students. 
“What I hope to do is to track Arizona students who have been through the educational process mandated by Proposition 203 over the past decade,” Peña explained. “I want to get some solid numbers on how this apparently is not working and why more attention should be brought to it.