Dr. Gina Ann Garcia is an associate professor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research centers on issues of equity and diversity in higher education, with an emphasis on understanding how Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) embrace and enact an organizational identity for serving minoritized populations. She also seeks to understand the experiences of administrators, faculty, and staff within HSIs and the outcomes of Latinx college students who attend these institutions. Her research looks at the ways in which race and racism have shaped the experiences of minoritized groups in higher education. Dr. Garcia has given numerous presentations at national conferences and has co-authored multiple publications in top journals including American Educational Research Journal, The Review of Higher Education, and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. She was awarded a Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in 2016 and a National Academy of Education/Spencer postdoctoral fellowship in 2017. Additionally, she is the author of Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges & Universities, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.