Sharim Hannegan-Martinez

Sharim Hannegan-Martinez is a first generation doctoral candidate in Education at UCLA. Before pursuing her PhD, she was a high school school English teacher in East Oakland and worked with pre-service teachers in the University of San Francisco’s Urban Education and Social Justice (UESJ) program. She is a founding member of the People’s Education Movement Bay Area. Her research, which is heavily influenced by her experiences as a Chicana growing up on the San Diego/Tijuana border and her time as a teacher in Oakland, focuses primarily on the role of loving relationships in helping young people cope with, navigate and heal from traumatic stressors in the context of urban classrooms.