Cecillia Barron is a professor at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. While she teaches a Sociology 101 class, she has had many diverse experiences that have influenced her life in a positive way.
From the time she took her very first sociology class, she knew this was her calling.
Barron described she had been through a lot in her life that had to do with sociology. “It just came naturally to me,” Barron said.
Before she became a teacher, Barron was a part of LA County Probation for more than 7 years. Dealing with cases anywhere from manslaughter to truancy, she has seen many types of people come through the program.
Her own research on transgender children was conducted in order to give these children a voice. Not many studies are done with them, and Barron saw this as a great opportunity to break gender barriers.
Hoping to plant the seed of inspiration, Barron continues as a mentor to her students.