Omi Salas-SantaCruz is a doctoral student in the Social and Cultural Studies program at the Graduate School of Education with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Berkeley. Their research interests include queer and trans* Latinx literacies, non-white sexual cultures in educational settings, and queer of color theorization in education research. Omi serves as the graduate student representative of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on LGBTQI Communities at Cal and the Graduate Student Lead of the Indigenous Studies Initiative at the Center for Latino Policy Research. Omi is a University of California Berkeley Chancellor’s and Tillery Foundation Fellow and works as a Graduate Research Associate at Berkeley Law and the Laboratory for the Study of Interaction and Discourse in Educational Research (L-SIDER). Omi graduated from Columbia University in 2014 with an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A from UC Berkeley in the same field.