Patricia Lucia Grillet Rodriguez

Born in Caracas and raised by her mother, Cruz Rodriguez, Patricia studied a Bachelors’ Degree in Translation and Interpretation of Spanish, English and Portuguese, at Universidad Central de Venezuela. She moved to Colombia in 2013, where she worked for several years in Medellin and Bogota as a university instructor. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning Foreign languages at Universidad de Antioquia, where she focused her research on learner-centered classroom assessment. More recently, in 2022, she moved to Honolulu, to pursue a PhD in Education, with a Global and International emphasis, approaching Education in Emergencies from a Feminist perspective.

Research Interests

Patricia’s dissertation is about the role of women during emergencies in education. More specifically, she explores the crisis that emerged in the Colombian education system as a result of the mass displacement of the Venezuelan population. Her research is informed by policy analysis perspectives, feminist research methodologies, and frameworks of privatization of/in education.

PhD Track

Global & International Education

COE Affiliation

Educational Foundations



MA, Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages (2017)
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia

BA, Translation and Interpretation (2013)
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Journal Articles

Grillet, P. (2023). Telling the story of gender inequality during the early stages of COVID-19 crisis in education and introducing feminist alternatives to change the reality. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 25(2).

Grillet, P. (2023). Decolonizing research & data through feminist methodologies.

Grillet, P. L. (2017). A process to support the validity of an oral assessment by raising authenticity.


Learning from Colombian mothers’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic | INEE. (2023, May 31).