Professor and Chair, Ethnomusicology Professor, Social Welfare
Currently, she is Senior Associate Director of the Center for Minority Health Care Disparities. Her research focuses on mentorship in the sciences and social sciences.
In her latest book, Social Services and the Ethnic Community, Dr. Becerra documents the relationship between the social work profession and ethnic communities, showing why and how ethnic minority agencies have played a pivotal role in their communities by filling the gaps left by mainstream social service agencies.
Professor Becerra served as UCLA's Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity and Development (2007 to 2010); Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity (2002 to 2007); Director and Chair of the UCLA Cesar Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicano/a Studies (1996); Associate Dean and later Dean of the UCLA School of Social Welfare (1986 to 1994). Dr. Becerra is currently chairman of the board at SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) in Los Angeles.
- Ph. D., Social Policy and Research, Brandeis University, 1976; M. B. A., Management, Pepperdine University, 1981
- M. S. W., Social Work, San Diego State University, 1971; B. A., Mathematics and Chemistry, San Diego State University, 1961