Alejandra Estrin Dashe

Alejandra Estrin Dashe
Assistant Professor
College of Undergraduate Health Sciences
Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Assistant Professor
College of Undergraduate Health Sciences

Personal Information

Activity

Currently Teaching (2014-2015)

  • CULTURE AND HEALTH

I’ve always been interested in human cultural and biological diversity.
This interest led me to become a biological anthropologist. I studied anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to achieve this goal. My research was on stress, social support and acculturating immigrant communities. My work took place at an urban complementary healthcare clinic in Milwaukee, WI. I observed immigrant Mexican women in their
day-to-day lives and learned about how they used social support to handle biologic and psychological stress. 

Currently, my academic specialty is college-level science education, emphasizing in the disciplines of biology, sociology and anthropology. I have taught natural and social science classes for over 15 years. My goal is to give students the opportunity to learn about science, sociology and the culture of health care.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts - Gustavus Adolphus College, 1995
  • Master of Science - Minnesota State University-Mankato, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008
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