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


Currently Teaching (2014-2015)


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.


  • 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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