Enrique David Degollado is a PhD candidate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to matriculating at UT-Austin Enrique taught 3rd and 5th bilingual education in Laredo, TX—a city along the Texas-Mexico border where he was born and raised. At UT-Austin, he conducted a variety of research: a case study in Guatemala on pre-service teachers studying abroad; an oral history project with Mexican American escuelitas (or little schools) attendees from the 1940s; and an ethnography with Black and Latinx children enrolled a two-way immersion program. Enrique’s dissertation—rooted in experiences as a border native and former teacher—examines how the lives of fronteriza bilingual education teachers illuminate their language and literacy ideologies. Enrique graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Education in Elementary Education-Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Additionally, he holds Texas teaching certificates in PK to4th-grade bilingual education, PK-8th grade English as a Second Language education, and K-12 principalship.