A scholar-activist, Hathaway Miranda is a Spanish-English bilingual and bicultural Chicana/Latina. She earned her B.A. (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign), M.A. (Michigan State University), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at University of Illinois-Chicago. She has experience in university, early childhood, and high school settings. Additionally, she has conducted research on race, ethnicity, and culture issues, child and human development, Spanish language use, families of children with special needs, quality of life, farmworkers, nutrition, and healthcare access.