Alicia Moreno is currently a second-year doctoral student studying higher education leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her B.F.A. from the University of North Texas and her M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests seek to understand how undergraduate and graduate Latinx students experience racialization, identity formation, and sense of belonging. She also seeks to understand how Latinx students resist structural oppressions and challenge institutional inequities. Additionally, she is interested in how systemic inequities impact historically underrepresented groups’ access and persistence throughout the P-20 pipeline. Her research centers on relationality, reciprocity, and respect. Alicia has advanced expertise conducting research with three years of research experience in designing, managing, and conducting qualitative research projects individually and collectively. Her eight years of higher education professional experience and five years of teaching experience serving underrepresented students also inform her research and practice. Through centering her identities into her service, teaching, and research, she approaches her work with a strong passion to create change for her communities. As a scholar of color and research-practitioner, she aims to utilize her research to enact change at the instructional, institutional, and policy levels so that historically underrepresented groups can obtain equitable access to institutions, opportunities, and resources.