Edwin Mayorga is a parent, educator, educational justice organizer, and a doctoral candidate in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His dissertation project, Education in our Barrios (#BarrioEdProj) examines the experiences of NYC Latino core communities with education reform during the Bloomberg administration. Originally from the Los Angeles-area, Edwin is a child of working class, Nicaraguan & Nicaraguan Chinese, immigrant, parents. He has a BA in History from UC-San Diego, where he was also a Ronald E. McNair scholar. He has an MA in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Edwin has lived in New York City since 2000, and worked as an elementary school teacher in the NYC public school system between 2002 and 2007. He does educational justice work with the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) and is a participant in the National Latino Education Research & Policy Project (NLERAP). He is also a community advisor with the Participatory Action Research Center for Education Organizing (PARCEO). He was an Instructional Technology Fellow at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College (Lehman Campus), formerly a Writing Fellow at Hostos Community College, and is part-time faculty at Hunter College and New York University. Over the years Edwin has also worked on website development and integrating digital technologies into educational environments and social justice activist circles.