Dominic is a doctoral student in ELPA’s Higher Education, Post-Secondary, and Continuing Education strand. His research interests include: Civil Rights (Title VI) accountability and compliance with regard to national origin, language-based discrimination, language rights in public education, language access issues, the role of language support services (translation, interpretation, bilingual/bicultural staff) in public education, multilingual settings and services, linguistic and cultural diversity of the Upper Midwestern United States.
Prior to joining ELPA, Dominic completed his BA from UW-Madison in 2004 and a master’s degree in translation and interpretation from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in 2007. His professional background includes experience in K-12 U.S. public education, student affairs in higher education, land-grant institutions, K-12 education in Mexico, and translation project management. He currently works full-time as the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension’s Language Access Coordinator where he focuses on addressing systemic issues of language access tied to educational projects and programming. He is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota.