Tacit knowledge keeps the "old boys club" male, racially, and experientially homogenous, but many universities recognize this disadvantage and attempt to compensate through diversity and first generation student programs. However, misinformation and a lack of personal investment both affect college students making decisions about post-graduation life. The Diversity Graduate Application Advisory seeks to clarify the murky process of receiving a master's or doctoral degree, and mentor those who lack tacit knowledge of the process, just as we were once mentored. 


Current graduate student mentors

Lace Padilla: Hispanic. Martin Harris Hiatt Memorial Graduate Fellow, for research with underrepresented populations

Spencer Castro: NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Member of the Southern Sierra Miwok 

Lauren Williams: NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Download the DGSAA application tips sheet