Program Representatives

Meet your 2018/19 Program Representatives below:

EPE Program Representative – Ivet Parra

ivetIvet Parra is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Educational Policy and Evaluation at Arizona State University. She was employed as director for a U.S. Department of State initiative in two universities in Chile between 2007 and 2015, where she led projects and events involving experts mainly in Education, Sciences, and International Affairs, as well creating spaces for English language learning, and advising for students to study in the U.S. She also was granted with a Fulbright fellowship to complete her MEd program in higher and postsecondary education at ASU.  Previously, Ivet earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Journalism and worked for higher education institutions in Chile. Her research interests focus on Comparative and International Education, particularly on how policies impact higher education institutions and individuals.

LLT Program Representative – Luis E. Pérez Cortés

LuisLuis E. Pérez Cortés is a second-year doctoral student in the program of Learning, Literacies, and Technologies. He is serving as the student representative of his program to TCDC for 2018-19. He holds a Master’s degree in English education and a Bachelor’s in English linguistics from the University of Puerto Rico where he has also taught as adjunct faculty. His previous experience as a representative spans several organizations as both student and faculty. If you have a concern, question, or idea you would like him to bring to TCDC on your behalf, you may reach him through email at  


EDD Program Representative – Eddie Boquilla


Eddie Boquilla is a second-year doctoral student in the Doctorate of Education program at MLFTC. He was elected to be the representative for ED.D. students. His military service as a U.S. Army Combat Engineer with 173rd Airborne 54th Engineer Sappers from 2009 – 2014 (12-13 OEF) motivated him to return back to school and help other veterans in need. He later went on to achieve a Masters in Legal Studies at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and began consulting veterans in higher education and reintegration. His ongoing research is on pedagogy, veterans in higher education, and developing innovations that will assist veterans in their post-military reintegration to achieve academic success.


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