Berenice Sánchez is a PhD candidate at Indiana University (IU) in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She is a first-generation college student who earned her BS in Business Administration with a minor in Hospitality Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and her MA in Politics, Economics, and Business from Claremont Graduate University. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, she served as an Assistant Director at La Casa Cultural Latina at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for three years. While at IU she has held positions as Project Associate in the Center for Postsecondary Research, Assessment Coordinator for the Division of Student Affairs, and Managing Editor for the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. She is the recipient of a 2019-2020 President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship and was a 2019 Fellow of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Graduate Fellow’s Program. Her research explores the racialized experiences of Latinas/os/x in higher education, specifically focusing on Chicana/Latina graduate students, administrators, and faculty. She was born and raised in Santa Ana, California and is the proud daughter of immigrant parents from Jalisco, Mexico.