Aixa Marchand


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Profile:

  • From: Los Angeles & Miami

  • Year in School: PhD, 5th Year

  • Studying: Education and Psychology

About Aixa:

Hi everyone! My name is Aixa Marchand and I am a 5th year doctoral student in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology (CPEP) at the University of Michigan. I was born in Los Angeles, CA to Haitian parents and moved to Miami when I was 13. I completed high school, undergrad, and taught in Miami and have so much love for that city (ask me about it!). I graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor's in Psychology and a master's in Education and Social Change. I also taught middle school science for four years in Miami Dade County Public Schools before moving up to Ann Arbor for graduate school. Currently I examine how parents' awareness of societal and education inequities may be related to how they engage with their children's school and subsequently advocate for their children's education.