Joey Nuñez Estrada, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Estrada received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He received his M.S.W. from UC Los Angeles and his Bachelor's from UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Estrada's research interests include school violence, street gang culture, school-based intervention, resiliency and youth empowerment. His work has been published in major academic journals, and he has presented his research at various national and international research conferences. He is currently conducting research on the risk and protective factors for gang-involved youth within school communities. He is also excited to be part of the Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools, a consortium of eight military-connected school districts in San Diego, the Department of Defense Educational Activity, and the University of Southern California. This project empowers schools to create military-friendly school climates that improve students' academic, behavioral, and social outcomes. In his spare time, Dr. Estrada enjoys spending time with family, coaching youth football, attending live music and poetry events, and riding his motorcycle along the coast.
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