Mariela Nuñez-Janes (profe) is a Professor of Anthropology and 1.5 generation Latina scholar activist with expertise in education, immigration, and youth. Her personal experiences with migration, diaspora, and structural violence anchor her pedagogical and research interests in migrant families and undocumented youth and her commitment to working collaboratively with vulnerable communities towards freedom and social justice. She is involved in projects and collaborations that rely on participatory methodologies and Latinx feminist pedagogies. Recent examples include the co-authored book Eclipse of Dreams, the journal article “Organic Activists: Undocumented Youth Creating Spaces of Acompañamiento” co-authored with McNair scholar Mario Ovalle, and her advocacy for Latinx residents in Denton, TX through Water for Green Tree. Profe is the recipient of the 2017 UNT Foundation Community Engagement Award and was elected to serve as President of the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) in 2020.