Presenting Sponsor



Jacqueline Caraves

Jacqueline Caraves is a gender-nonconforming queer Latina and a PhD candidate in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she also received her Master of Arts degree in Chicana/o Studies and is in the process of completing her graduate certificate in Gender Studies. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American & Latino Studies and Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Jackie’s dissertation work centers the experiences of Trans and gender-nonconforming Latin@s and the role of family and spirituality in serving as spaces of empowerment and resistance. Jackie hopes to lend visibility to the Trans and gender-nonconforming community and show how this community survives and thrives in the most beautiful ways.


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