Lakeya Omogun is a PhD Candidate in the Language and Literacy Studies Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation research examines the identities and literacies of Nigerian immigrant youth. Specifically, she explores on how they use, develop, and engage with literacy inside and outside of school to understand how their literacy experiences influence identity construction and socialization processes in the United States. She holds an MA in Literacy Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts from Michigan State University. She is a McNair Scholar and a recipient of a UT-Austin New Scholars Fellowship Award.