A Rossier Dean’s Fellow in the Urban Education Policy PhD program at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, Liane Hypolite is a research assistant at the Pullias Center for Higher Education and the Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice. Her research focuses on racial, economic, and gender equity by examining the barriers faced by marginalized individuals and the organizations that serve them, while also exploring agentic opportunities for survival and success. Hypolite’s projects have included: a longitudinal study of a Comprehensive College Transition Program (CCTP) at three public universities, an ethnographic exploration of a Black Cultural Center (BCC) located within a historically White institution (HWI), and a relational sociological analysis of the racialized dynamics that occur throughout the networking process for Black college juniors and seniors preparing for graduation and future career pathways. Before attending USC, she served as the Dean of College and Career Advising at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston, Massachusetts, and has also worked at the national college access and success non-profit, Bottom Line, helping students to and through college. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Brandeis University, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology, and earned her master’s in Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.