- Research Assistant
Machienvee Villanueva Lammey is a Filipina doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. She holds a master’s degree in development management from the University of the Philippines and a master’s degree in sociology from New Mexico State University. Prior to immigrating to the United States, she worked as a researcher for the Integrated Rural Development Foundation, a non-government organization based in the Philippines that serves the needs and advocates for the rights of marginalized groups such as rural farmers, fisherfolks, youth, and indigenous women. She has taught Introduction to Sociology at NMSU-Alamogordo and Sociology of Gender at UNM. Her research interests center on issues of race and ethnicity, gender, diversity in higher education, minorities in education, and women in STEM. She has presented conference papers on the intersections of race and ethnicity, culture, and coloniality in education. Currently, she is involved as a research assistant in an NSF-funded project that examines how Context Diversity as an education model influences the experiences of minority students in STEM fields at Arizona State University with Dr. Roberto Ibarra (Sociology) and Dr. Gary Weissmann (Earth and Planetary Sciences).