Dr. Michael C. Flores teaches History at Cypress College. He has been teaching at the college level since 1996 and at Cypress College since 2000. He is a former librarian, and sits as a trustee on the board of the Ontario-Montclair School District. He is a member of CTA's State Council, representing higher education, and sits on various committees on campus, in the district, and on behalf of various organizations, such as ASCCC, CCA/CTA/NEA, CLSBA, CSBA, and FACCC. He has volunteered for nearly two decades with the Forgiving for Living, Inc., foundation, serving disadvantaged youth, and assisting with their preparation for college.
Dr. Cadena teaches anthropology at Fullerton College and Cultural Diversity Competence classes in the Human Services department at CSU, Fullerton. Dr. Cadena earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University and a master’s in Anthropology from CSU, Fullerton. For the past 20 years, her research focus has been indigenous rights movements, tourism, and media studies. In more recent years, her research has centered on issues of inequality in education, including the hidden curriculum, critical pedagogy, and challenging the existing opportunity gap. Currently, she is working on trainings on pluralism and inclusion as part of cultural diversity competence.