Lisa Mauricio is an instructor at Alliant University in the California School of Education. Lisa has worked in varying sectors of education. As a public school high school English teacher then a high school counselor, she worked with students from low socio-economic backgrounds who would be first generation college students. Lisa also worked at the administrative level with schools as a teacher on special assignment to support beginning teachers. In addition to working in K-12 education, Lisa has also taught teacher credentialing and counselor credentialing courses at the university level. Lisa is a first generation college student, her research interests include equity and access in higher education, teacher support and training.