Soraya Cardenas, Ph.D.


Dr. Soraya Cardenas joined Cascadia College in Fall of 2015. She received her doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her specializations in Sociology include: Sustainability, Inequalities, and Society & Technology. While a graduate student, she received a Post Doctorate Fellowship from the University of Kansas, the prestigious Presidential Fellowship from University of Nebraska and was the recipient of the Garcia-Robles Fulbright scholarship. While at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, she was awarded "Researcher of the Year," and was later nominated for the state-wide Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence. Most recently while a faculty member at Cascadia, Dr. Cardenas has been nominated three consecutive years for teacher of the year and also presented papers at various IEEE conferences throughout the country and in London about Technology and Society. Some of her titles include: Unraveling and Elusive Future: Social Inequality and Social Responsibility in the Tech Industry; Can the Private Sector Help Educate the A.I. Workforce of Tomorrow?  The Case for Collaboration, Competition, Cash and Change; Sociology a Game Changer in Computer Science Programs; Continuing the Conversation on How Structural Racial and Ethnic Inequalities Affect AI Biases; Herbert Test Helping Hire Software Developers: A Complex Algorithmic Problem-Solving Tool; Social Justice in the Age of Woke”ness: No Hero Wanted; and her forthcoming presentation in at the Midwest Sociological Society in Omaha, Nebraska this Spring of 2020: A.I. Impacting the Future of Sustainability: How a Mentor Inspired Innovation, Insight and Inspiration.


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