CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Leah Bueso

Leah Bueso is a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is interested in issues of racial and economic inequality in special education law, as well as issues of access to civic education and engagement for students with disabilities. Prior to her doctoral studies, Leah worked as a special education teacher in New York City and graduated with a bachelors degree in English from Duke University, a masters degree in Special Education from Hunter College, and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Leah is also a certified reading specialist for children diagnosed with a language-based learning disability.