Patricia Tita Feraud-King, M.S.Ed is currently a full-time Higher Education doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and works in Residence Education. She is also an active member in Graduate Employee Organization union. Her research interests are centered on higher education’s lack of inclusion and access for students of color, staff of color, first-generation students, and low-income students and the intersection of the marginalized identities. Mrs. Feraud-King is currently conducting inquiries on the experiences of first and second-generation Africana immigrants at historically white institutions.
As a Massachusetts native, she graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. Mrs. Feraud-King also obtained her Master’s of Science in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Feraud-King is known for her passion and expertise on social justice-related work. Some of her past workshops and presentations were on topics as environmental justice, ways one can engage in courageous conversations, and the feminist identity at a residential college in Australia. Mrs. Feraud-King accumulated ten years of experience in facilitation, public speaking (including being a conference’s keynote speaker), and community organizing.