Silvia Rodriguez-Vega is a Ford Foundation Scholar and Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles where she is a PhD Candidate in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies. Before that, Silvia earned a Master of Arts in Education from Harvard University and majored in Political Science and Transborder Latina/o Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University. At ASU, Silvia organized with undocumented communities in the borderlands of Arizona pre-and post-SB1070. She now continues her work with immigrant children and families in South Central, Los Angeles.