Ralph de Unamuno, Faculty - Chicano Studies Department
Ralph entered Ohlone College upon graduating from high school and credits the supportive professors, counselors, and warm learning environment at Ohlone as major factors in his academic success. In addition, programs like the Transfer Incentive Program (TIP) and student organizations like MEChA, helped him to build a strong peer support network and to realize his academic goals.
In 1998, Ralph received his Associates of Art in Social Science from Ohlone College and transferred to UCLA. In 2000, Ralph received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Chicana/o Studies … becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college.
Ralph continued his education at UCLA and entered a Masters of Arts program in American Indian Studies with an emphasis in History and Federal Indian Law.
Ralph’s thesis is titled “Fight for the Line: The Struggle for Pass and Repass Along the U.S.-Mexico Border,” and focuses on border issues, immigration, and Native Nation sovereignty in the Southwest. In his spare time Ralph enjoys hiking, reading, beer making, and spending time with friends and family.