Estrella TorrezResearch interests include: language politics and migrant farm worker education. Having worked in the fields, Estrella attended migrant summer programs as a child and later served as a migrant educator and as a researcher for the Office of Migrant Education. Since childhood, she has continuously demonstrated her strong commitment to the migrant and Latina/o communities. Her interest in language politics stems from her struggle to maintain her heritage language (Spanish) and pass it on to her children. A Midwest Xicana, Estrella has taken an active role in multiple Latina/o organizations, ranging from working within grassroots organizations to establishing graduate mentorship programs at the university level.