Dr. Bre Evans-Santiago is an Assistant Professor at CSU Bakersfield. She received her Ed.D. with a focus on culturally sustaining pedagogy at Illinois State University in 2015. Dr. Evans-Santiago grew up in both California and Illinois. She taught for 15 years in PK-8 in San Bernardino and La Cañada, CA, Washington D.C., and Bloomington, IL. Connecting with her intersecting identities, Dr. Evans-Santiago continues to research issues in education as they relate to underrepresented populations. She is also one of the key leaders with Kern Urban Teacher Residency as she worked with WestEd, SRI and the National Center for Teacher Residencies to evaluate teacher preparation and provide insight for CSUB’s Teacher Education Program through utilizing improvement science. Her current projects include LGBTQ issues in education at various levels, QPOC, and classroom management with a social justice lens. She presents her work nationally and throughout California for several programs and districts. She is a recently published author of an edited text titled, Mistakes We Have Made: Implications for Social Justice Educators (2020). Twitter: @drevanssantiago Website: https://sites.google.com/csub.edu/drevanssantiago/homeThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.