Hello! My name is Phil Cioppa and I am a member of the MA in Chicana and Chicano Studies proigram beginning with the Fall 2022 cohort.
With my wife, Janie, I live in West Richland WA – located in the southeastern part of WA State. Originally from Albany, NY, I hold a BA in Greek and Roman Civilization and French and a MA in English.
I teach English full-time at Hanford High School in Richland, WA. (GO Falcons!) Additionally, I chair our school’s Equity Committee.
Having worked in and with the Mexican-American community for some time, I have long wanted to increase my knowledge of Chicana and Chicano Studies and am most grateful UNM now offers the online program. Although studying for this degree later in life, I know it will give me a deeper understanding and sensitivity of this ever-growing community.