Marilyn Davis is a Holmes Scholar and Ph.D. candidate at the University of New Mexico (UNM), completing her doctorate in Language Literacy and Sociocultural Studies and Educational Psychology. Her doctorate focuses on academic learning and self-efficacy in out of class time settings. Ms. Davis received her master degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in School/University/Community partnerships and Finance in 2001. She served as the liaison and program manager for the APS/UNM Professional Development Partnership for 16 years at UNM and has actively volunteered in the Albuquerque Public Schools since 1996. Currently, Ms. Davis is a lead Research Scientist in the Center for Education Policy Research at UNM, evaluating program impact for the New Mexico Skill UP Network Pathway Acceleration in Technology and Healthcare (SUN PATH), a $15 million collaborative partnership among 11 community colleges statewide, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.