Mik Penarroyo

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Position Title
Student Assessment Researcher

  • Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

Mik Penarroyo

4th year, Sociology with a History Minor

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Personal Interests:

  • Video games
  • Animated films and cartoon series
  • Illustration and Graphic Design

Campus Involvement:

  • Student Assessment Researcher - Center for Educational Effectiveness
  • Cal Aggie Alumni Association Scholar
  • Research Assistant for Abortion Policy - Department of Sociology 

Mik became part of the StARs team in Winter 2022. As a first year transfer student seeking ways to be involved on campus, they were intrigued by the program’s mission statement of encouraging a more equitable campus through assessment research. This has given them the opportunity to develop qualitative research skills. They are looking forward to continuing their work with promoting undergraduate perspectives in higher academia and graduating next Spring with their Bachelor’s in Sociology. 

Education and Degree(s)
  • A.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences, Pasadena City College
Honors and Awards
  • Summa Cum Laude, Pasadena City College
  • Stegura-Vanden Bos Family Scholarship
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Gender and Ethnoracial Inequality
  • Urban Planning
  • Health Policy - Abortion
  • Educational Inequality
Membership and Service
  • Cal Aggie Alumni Association