Ph. D. University of Westminster, UK
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Olivia Osei-Twumasi is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Economics and Director of Undergraduate Initiatives in the Department of Economics at UCLA. She primarily teaches labor and development economics as well as principles of economics and strives to use updated curricula and pedagogical innovations to make courses more relevant for students and encourage critical thinking. Her research is centered on educational access and outcomes for underprivileged students, including students from low-income families, undocumented students, and racial/ethnic minorities. Her work has appeared in journals such as Harvard Educational Review and Teachers College Record. She recently co-edited a volume entitled “Immigrant-Origin Students in Community College: Navigating Risk and Reward in Higher Education” which explores the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of immigrant-origin community college students.