Anthony Tróchez

Anthony Tróchez is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Higher Education and Organizational Change Program at UCLA. As a first generation Afrolatino student,  he is inspired by educators and scholar/activists who fearlessly envision a world that does not yet exist–a world where our education works to heal from the traumas of imperialism, white supremacy, and consumer-capitalist patriarchy. He cares deeply about the interconnections between education and how we choose to and, in most cases, are forced to live on the earth. In studying the intersections of race, gender, class and nature, he has come to believe that cultivating a philosophy and practice of education rooted in simplicity is paramount to re/learning how to live in, and with, the world. 

BMI Staff

Tyrone Howard, Ph.D.
Founder & Director

Samarah Blackmon, Ph.D.
Associate Director

Rachel Thomas
Program Coordinator 

LaJuana Richards
Program Coordinator

Student Affairs Liaison

Kevin Dougherty, Ed.D.
Student Affairs Liaison 

Graduate Researchers

Anthony Tróchez, Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Student Researcher 

Bianca Haro, Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Student Researcher – HAMP

Kenjus Watson, Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Student Researcher – Lumina; HAMP

Daniel Harris, Doctoral Student
Graduate Student Researcher – G2G Project

Earl J. Edwards, Doctoral Student
Graduate Student Researcher

Travis Dumas, Doctoral Student
Graduate Student Researcher – Lumina

Tr'Vel Lyons, Doctoral Student
Graduate Student Researcher – G2G Project

Joanna Navarro, Undergraduate
Undergraduate Student Researcher Assistant