Judith Landeros is a first generation college student and the daughter of Mexican immigrant parents. While at Northwestern, she was a Social Policy and Latino/a Studies major with an interest in high school graduation rates among Latinos/as in the U.S. She participated in the University of Chicago Summer program during the summer of 2009 and the Brown University Leadership Academy during the summer of 2010. She then joined the Teach for America Corp in 2011 as a preschool teacher in the south side Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. She attained a Masters of Science in Education with a focus in Early Childhood from Dominican University in 2013 and is currently pursuing coursework to complete her Bilingual Endorsement. Judith is currently a bilingual preschool teacher in the south west side of Chicago. She is a recent recipient of the Chicago Foundation for Education Action Research Leadership Institute Fellowship where she will have the opportunity to conduct research in her classroom focusing on the intersection of oral language development, play, and critical thinking skills derived from reading comprehension.