Aireale J. Rodgers is a PhD candidate in the Urban Education Policy program and serves as a research assistant in the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California. Aireale’s research explores how to better design interpersonal and organizational learning that facilitates faculty and students’ critical race consciousness. Her dissertation is a comparative case study of learning and racial meaning-making in three doctoral level courses. Before coming to graduate school, Aireale has worked as a Founding Dean at a middle school in Chicago and served as a higher education administrator. Aireale holds a BS in Social Policy and an MA in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.