Dr. Marissa Vasquez Urias is Assistant Professor of Community College Leadership and Associate Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) – Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) at San Diego State University. Dr. Vasquez Urias serves as a Faculty Affiliate with Project MALES at the University of Texas at Austin. She is actively engaged in critical and applied research that challenges structural and cultural praxis that prevent equitable outcomes for underserved students in higher education, particularly Latino and African American men. She earned an associates degree from Southwestern College, bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, master’s degree in Counseling from the University of San Diego, and EdD in Community College/Postsecondary Education Leadership from San Diego State University. Go here to learn more about Dr. Vasquez Urias.