Nicholas Childs

Job title: 
Associate Director of Academics
CEP Program: 
Pre-College TRiO

Following six years with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s Educational Talent Search program, Nick is entering his first year as UCB’s Upward Bound Math and Science Academic Preparation Specialist, primarily working with high school students in California, Nevada, and Hawai’i. He is a first-generation college graduate, earning both his Bachelors and Masters degree from University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, focusing much of his research on indigenous agency and political relationships with western methods of energy production. Nick believes that through decolonizing education, and emphasizing community engagement and advocacy, students are empowered to continue the work in transforming educational systems into more equitable schools of learning.