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Dr. Vega is passionate about learning and teach and has served as a faculty member for the Women’s and Gender Studies center at FIU. During her time with Women’s and Gender Studies she assisted in the establishment of the Queer Studies certificate program. Her dissertation focused on, “Latin Lesbian Students: Understanding their Experiences and Perceived Sexual Identity Development at a Hispanic- Serving Institution”, and her research agenda includes: gender and sexuality issues, global human rights and social justice issues, and sexual minorities in higher education.
She is also an engaged civic leader in her community. She is currently a Board Member for the Aqua Foundation for Women, a Board of Trustee member for The Point Foundation, and a member of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the board of her beloved church, Coral Gable Congregational UCC. Dr. Vega is originally from Chicago and currently lives in Miami with her family.
Dr. Gisela P. Vega holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Florida International University, M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership, a B.F.A. in Art Education, and a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago.