UW Graduate School

Ivette Bayo Urban

Ivette-Bayo-UrbanLatino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellow

Grad major: Information

Hometown: Miami, FL

Undergrad institution: Florida International University

Undergrad major: Business

Why did you decide to attend graduate school?

During my master’s degree, I was reading academic articles on digital divides. I found that my students, their families and my perspectives were not accurately represented. I wanted to change that by participating in and engaging in culturally competent and relevant research.

What are your career plans post-graduate school?

Studying socio-technical systems. I’m fascinated with ways we teach with and about technology. After completing my doctorate in the Information School, I’m interested in

engaged scholarship and boundary spanning work.

What advice would you give to undergraduates thinking about graduate school?

Get connected and stay connected with GO-MAP. The support and friendship I have received from GOMAP has been invaluable to my personal and academic well-being.