Dr. Ashley Maureen Diaz is an Assistant Professor in the Online MA in Clinical Counseling program at Alliant International University. She graduated with a PhD in Counselor Education from The Pennsylvania State University, with a specialty in counseling children, adolescents, and families. She is dedicated to social justice advocacy through teaching, clinical work, and service. In addition, Dr. Diaz enjoys regularly presenting her research at regional, state, and national conferences. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from The University of Texas at El Paso. Her clinical experience includes bilingual mental health counseling services in multiple settings: outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization, and college counseling centers. Dr. Diaz has also worked as an Equity Liaison and clinical counselor in a K-12 school district and facilitated efforts and initiatives to create a more equitable learning environment. Her research interests include culturally and linguistically responsive counselor training and supervision, counseling Latinx adolescents and families, and social justice/equity concerns in K-12 and post-secondary education settings. Her self-care includes traveling across the world, hiking in National Parks, spending time with family and friends, and salsa dancing.