University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. Student
Demeturie Toso-Lafaele Gogue is a Pacific Islander (Samoan and Chamorro) doctoral student in the Higher Education and Organizational Change division at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are two-fold: (a) examining the racialized collegiate experiences of students of color, specifically Pacific Islander students, and (b) investigating institutional investment in and sustainability of diversity initiatives on college campuses. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Demeturie served as a program coordinator within multicultural student affairs. He has also taught courses on leadership development and mentoring strategies for first-generation college student success.
Demeturie earned a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles; a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont; and a Bachelor of Arts in both Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.