Longoria Receives Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies

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25 May 2013 | Education

Eva Longoria is a master Chicana….

The 38-year-old Mexican American actress graduated this week with a Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge.

Eva Longoria

The former Desperate Housewives star, who is serving as an executive producer on Lifetime’s highly anticipated sudser Devious Maids, had been pursuing her Master’s for the last three years.

During the official graduation ceremony this week, Longoria joined her fellow classmates to collect her degree, which she earned in part by writing a thesis entitled “Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers.

“STEM” is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.

Longoria also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University, according to IMDB.

A representative for the actress said tshe attended classes in person and studied simultaneously while working on Desperate Housewives, even bringing her university classwork to the film set.

To celebrate her graduation, Longoria went to dinner with her parents after the ceremony.

She also posted several photographs on her account page on the Whosay social network showing her wearing her graduation robes and posing with several family members and friends.


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