Gabriel Rodríguez Lemus, Jr. is a first-year doctoral student in the Program in Higher Education Leadership (PHEL) at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a graduate research assistant for Department of Educational Leadership & Policy and Project MALES, as well as a teaching assistant for the Department of Educational Psychology. Prior to attending UT Austin, Gabriel earned his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Indiana University Bloomington and his B.A. in Sociology, concentration in Community Change from San José State University. Gabriels research interests include the P-20 experiences of LatinX boys & men, Queer & Trans* Students of Color, LatinX/a/o student identity development & experiences, specifically using anti-colonial, postcolonial, and critical theories.