- BA, University of California, Los Angeles: Psychology
- Ed M, Harvard Graduate School of Education: Education
- Ed D, University of Southern California: Education
Veronica Garcia is a social sciences research associate at both the Center for Education Policy and Law and the Mobile Technology Learning Center. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the Teaching and Learning Department. Her dissertation focused on the life histories and literacy experiences of formerly incarcerated Latino males. Veronica was a former high school English and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher in Los Angeles. She has worked with high school youth to conduct critical education research in their schools through university, non-profit, and district programs. Veronica has presented in national professional conferences, such as the National Council for Teachers of English, American Educational Research Association, and Digital Media and Learning. Veronica has taught social foundations courses for new teachers at UCLA and USD. She is a co-author of the book entitled Critical Media Pedagogies: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools published through Teachers College Press.