Nancy Tavárez is a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests focus on social justice education, curriculum, teacher education, indigenous education, multilingual education, and the experiences of minoritized students and families in schools. She has extensive experience in urban education and schooling which include elementary and middle school teaching, school data, professional development, curriculum supervising, and school administration. She is currently a principal at an elementary school in a large urban setting. Her personal background and experience in diverse settings influence her desire to work towards creating more equitable and just schools.