Martín Alberto Gonzalez is a Xicano raised in Oxnard, CA. He completed his undergraduate studies at California State University, Northridge. Currently, he is a doctoral student in the Cultural Foundations of Education department at Syracuse University. He is the youngest of seven, yet the only one in his family to go to a four-year university. Because he personally observed his older siblings and his community’s talents and interests be denied and repressed via their schooling, he became interested in educational issues related to Latinx students. He is the author of the book titled, “21 Miles of Scenic Beauty… and then Oxnard: Counterstories and Testimonies,” which is a collection of stories that brings to light various injustices in his city, such as inequitable schooling practices, gentrification, segregation, and so on.