María C. Pabón Gautier, received her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in Educational Psychology. Her teaching and scholarship have focused in areas of ethnic identity, microaggressions, anti-bias education, social justice and issues of diversity and equity. Pabón was the inaugural director of The Glenn and Myretta Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion. She was a faculty at St. Catherine University worked at the University of Minnesota and in the field of non-profit.  She has over 15 years of working and applying skills to advance social justice, equity and the representation of marginalized communities and in research, assessment and evaluation in nonprofit, higher education, government and K-12 settings.