Publications and Conferences

Grigoriefff, M. (2016). California's Public Health Crisis: The Student Success Act and Health Implication for Life Long Learners in California Community College System. Presentation in Monterrey, California CAPED Conference on October 7th..

Envisioning sport for students with visual impairments:  A Blueprint for post-secondary institutions. (under review) Edited Collection on the DL: Athletes, Athletics, and Disability. 

Van Rheenen, D & Grigorieff, M. (2016). Conference Presentation for the U.S. Dept. of State: Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities for Dignitaries from the Nation of Japan. Presentation Title: New Inclusive Social and Sport Models from UC Berkeley. Berkeley, California.  U.S. Department of State program information available here.

Grigorieff, M. (2016). Dispossessing Educational Equity: A Critical Exploration of California’s Community
College Student Success Act. In the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Volume 14, Number 1, March 2016. PDF available here.

Grigorieff, M., Noel, e. & Gordon J. (2016). Graduate Students Happiness Ever After? University of California, Berkeley Stay Day Conference.  June 8th. Evaluation PDF available here.

Van Rheenen, D., Grigorieff, M, and Adams, J. (Under Review). Envisioning Sport for Students with Visual Impairments: A Blueprint for Post-Secondary Institutions. The University of Pennsylvania Journal on DL: Athletes, Athletics, and Disability. Under review.

Grigorieff, M. (under review). End of an Era: Decline of Adapted Physical Education in the California Community College system. Palaestra Journal of Adapted Sport, Physical Education, and Recreational Therapy. 

 Grigorieff, M., Adams, J., Young, B., and Lossing, B. (2014). “Goalball: Bridging Blindness, Pedagogy, Disability Studies, and Recreational Sports” presented at the Western Regional NIRSA Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon.

 Grigorieff, M. (2014). “Decline of an Era: Consequences of the Student Success Act on Access for Students with Disabilities in the California Community College System.” M.A. major research project presented at the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) Annual Conference. Santa Clara, California.     

 Grigorieff, M. (2013). Chair for the panel “Discussing California State Policy Changes on Access to Physical Activity Programs for Individuals with Disabilities within the Community College System: a Meeting with APE Program Directors from Around the State.” A panel hosted by Graduate School of Education’s C.S.S.E. concentration. Berkeley, California.   

 Grigorieff, M. (2012). “Keeping Fit: Access to Health and Physical Activities for the Berkeley City Population who are Elderly and have Disabilities.” Presented at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Berkeley, California.   

 Grigorieff, M. (2011). “The Future of Inclusive Physical Activities Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities at UC Berkeley and the UC System.” Presented at the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) Annual Conference. Riverside, California.

Grigorieff, M. (2011). “Disability Studies, Physical Education: Making the Link at UC Berkeley.” Presented at the Robert and Colleen Haas Scholars’ Program Annual Conference. Berkeley, California.


Elaine, Florence, and Edgar Dale Education Fellowship. University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education (2014-15).

Graduate Opportunity Fellowship AwardUniversity of California, Berkeley, Graduate Division (2013-14).

Robert and Colleen Haas Scholars Program Fellowship, Project title: “Disability Studies, Physical Education: Making the Link at UC Berkeley” (2010-11).  

Undergraduate Opportunity Scholarship. University of California, Berkeley (2009 - 2012).

UC Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship (2009).

Academic Awards

Chancellor’s Public Fellows recipient from the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program (2012-2014).

Academic Honors, University of California, Berkeley, Gender and Women’s Studies Department (2012).

Academic Honors, Irvine Valley College (2008).

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Irvine College (2008).

Phi Theta Kappa (2006 - 2007 ).