Bryan A. Rodríguez earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from UCLA. Upon graduation, he worked as Program Manager of BookEnds, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to books for low-income schools. He received a Master’s degree in Education Policy & Management from Harvard University. Before entering USC, he served as Program Coordinator of the UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP). Bryan is currently a research assistant at the Pullias Center for Higher Education, working with Dr. Tierney. His research explores college access, K-16 policy, student farm workers, and persistence among underrepresented students. His work has been published by the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, SUNY Press, Metropolitan Universities Journal, Pullias Center for Higher Education, and The Review of Higher Education. His dissertation research examines how farm working students build social capital (if at all) on the path to college.