Chandra Reyna is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, a former McNair Scholar, and a recipient of a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her scholarship broadly tries to understand how macro-level social processes affect day to day micro interactions at the intersection of race, gender, and family. Her previous research examines institutional responses to social and racial justice work taking place on predominantly white college campuses. Her current projects explore racial identity and racialization in Latinx and multiracial families.

Chandra is passionate about social justice and the success of marginalized and first-generation students on university campuses. At UMD, Chandra serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Critical Race Initiative, the co-president of the Graduate Student Forum in the Department of Sociology, and a member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Senate Committee. Chandra comes to Maryland from Boise State University where she co-founded a student resource center for students of color as well as the Inclusive Excellence Student Council, which advocates for marginalized students and increases student representation in administrative processes. At the University of Maryland, Chandra is affiliated with the Contexts Magazine graduate team, Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR), and Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC).

Areas of Interest

  • Racial and Ethnic Identity
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Stratification
  • Qualitative Methods


  • BS
    Sociology | Boise State University
  • BS
    Psychology | Boise State University
  • BA
    Ethnic Studies | Boise State University
Chandra Reyna
1114 Art-Sociology Building
Department of Sociology
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