Meet Caren Pantoja Perez, she was born in Las Jicamas, Guanajuato Mexico, immigrated to California and grew up in a small town called Greenfield in the Salinas Valley. Caren is entering her 4th year of teaching 4th grade Dual Language in the Central Valley in California. Working with predominately students of color, Caren has made an effort of ensuring her lessons are inclusive and relatable to her students' experiences and backgrounds. As a fairly new teacher, Caren saw the need for continuing her education in hopes of becoming more equipped with the necessary tools of teaching through a social justice lens. Caren is currently working on her Masters in Education with a focus on Multicultural and Multilingual Education at Fresno State.