Dr. Bre Evans-Santiago is an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department at California State University, Bakersfield. Her research focuses on culturally-sustaining pedagogy and practices in TK–8 schools. Dr. Evans Santiago also has research experience in improvement science as it relates to educational programs. Her current research projects include, but are not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues in education and supporting minority males. She has published work in Young Children, New Teacher Advocate and Quality Approaches in Higher Education.