Klarissa Cervantes is currently a Fellow at the Albert Shanker Institute in Washington, D.C. She is a M.A. candidate in Education Transformation at Georgetown University. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the University of California, Merced. She has worked as a Hispanic Media Intern for the office of Senator Harry Reid, and was a Campaigns and Election Intern at the National Education Association. She also worked as a Research Associate for the Young People of Color Project at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, University of California, Merced.
In this policy brief, four prominent scholars examine how public colleges and universities, after decades of underfunding, can cope with projected budget shortfalls brought on by the pandemic.