Carla Gonzalez is a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies program at the University of Iowa. She received her Masters Degree in Education with a TESOL certification from Western Illinois University. She is an experienced college-level instructor. Her research interests include the history of educational experiences of Midwestern Latinx in pre-K-12 and higher education, the development and enrichment of Latinx studies programs, and Latinx women in education. She is currently researching the history of Chicanx student activism at predominantly white institutions in the Midwest during the Chicano Movement.