Rubén González (he/him/él), proudly from Greenfield, California, is a PhD candidate in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) program at Stanford University. He is also earning a Master’s degree in sociology. His research focuses on the sociopolitical disposition and actions of students and teachers of color. Before pursuing his graduate studies, Rubén taught high school English, English Language Development, and AVID in Sacramento, California. Rubén also worked with immigrant and multilingual Latinx youth as an academic tutor in classroom and after-school settings. After transferring from Hartnell College, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in English at Sacramento State University. In local community settings, Rubén has organized with the Association of Raza Educators (ARE) Sacramento and Ethnic Studies Now (ESN) Sacramento and Elk Grove.