Kristina Ruiz-Mesa, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication Studies and the Basic Course Director

Dr. Kristina Ruiz-Mesa is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and the Basic Course Director for Oral Communication at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Ruiz-Mesa’s research interests and publications focus on organizational and instructional practices for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Prior to joining the Cal State LA faculty, Dr. Ruiz-Mesa worked as a college bridge program director, retention advisor, equity and inclusion researcher, and organizational trainer.