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Dr. Mark Carnero

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Dr. Mark Carnero
Partner Associate

Dr. Mark Carnero is a social justice educator, youth organizer, and community advocate.  

His service to education began in 2008, mentoring first generation, Filipino youth, in the Excelsior District of San Francisco, CA.  These early years had a formative effect on his consciousness, pushing him to move to Sacramento, CA to pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Sociology, researching the Filipino-American identity at the intersections of race, gender, class, immigration, and colonization.

Throughout college, Dr. Carnero fueled his passion for youth development by working for a local non-profit agency, teaching community organizing strategies, policy advocacy, and youth participatory action research to youth in Elk Grove Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District, and Sacramento City Unified School District.

His ongoing service to students and schools drove his interest to seek out and complete a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Sacramento State University.  In 2017, Dr. Carnero earned the “Outstanding Dissertation for K-12 Award” for his study entitled “Upset the Setup: Exploring the Curricula, Pedagogy, and Student Empowerment Strategies of Critical Social Justice Educators.”

Currently, Dr. Carnero is the lead implementation strategist for Ethnic Studies at SCUSD and teaches multiple courses at Sacramento City College and Sacramento State University.

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