Jaime Liborio Del Razo

Assistant Professor of Education
Jaime Liborio Del Razo wearing a light colored shirt, dark gray jacket against a gray background.

Jaime holds a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) and a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley. His research examines how oppression and systems of power manifests in overt and subtle forms in the United States. Utilizing critical theoretical perspectives and mixed methodologies, his two current lines of inquiry are (1) The College Matriculation of Undocumented Students; and (2) The School-To-Military Pipeline.

Prior to his current role as an assistant professor of education at Vassar College, Jaime was a principal research associate and adjunct professor at Brown University. He has also worked as a high school math teacher and as a director of a college outreach STEM program, both in the city of Compton, California. Prior to college, Jaime served four years in a US Army artillery unit and is a Gulf War combat veteran.

BA, University of California-Berkeley; PhD, University of California-Los Angeles
At Vassar since 2017


Maria Mitchell Observatory
Box 132
Varies by semester but can be found in front of my office at the start of the semester.

Research and Academic Interests

The college matriculation of undocumented students.

The school-to-military pipeline.

Departments and Programs


Community Organizing and Schools (EDUC/LALS 251)
Community Schools Research & Practice (EDUC 264)
Undocumented, Unapologetic, Unafraid (EDUC/LALS 270)
The School-to-Military Pipeline (EDUC 355)
Math and Science in the Elementary Classroom (EDUC 361)
Social Science Research Methods (EDUC 365)

Selected Publications

Del Razo, J. L. (2024). Veterans starting their higher education at community colleges. New Directions for Community Colleges, 2024(206), 79–92.

Del Razo, J. L. (2023) Circle of funds: Fundraising strategies for undocumented youth. Educational Abundance: Journal of the New York State Foundations of Education Association. Volume 3. Pgs. 1–18

Del Razo, J. L. (2022). Losing hope… but not lost hope: Persistence of undocumented students. Journal for Leadership, Equity, and Research, 8(1).

Grants, Fellowships, Honors, Awards

2019 Vassar College ALANA Distinguished Service Award

2024 La Voz Certificate of Gratitude

2024 NY State Senate Certificate of Recognition, 41st Senate District

2024 U.S. Certificate of Congressional Recognition, 18th District, NY

In the Media

Veteran Francisco Andrade ’22

Three military veterans and a member of a military family talked about how their experiences in and out of the military had shaped their lives at an event titled “Service after Service” hosted by the Vassar Veterans Association.

Three people sitting in front of a window smiling and clapping.

The Vassar Veterans Association will host the Braga 5K, a race/walk honoring the memory of Army National Guard vet Fernando Braga, who died by suicide last year. Funds raised at the event will benefit Braga’s daughter, Zafira, and two organizations that combat veteran suicide.


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