Yadira Valencia is a doctoral student in the Social Science and Comparative Education division (Race and Ethnic Studies specialization at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies). Born and raised is South Los Angeles. She has been the cohort coordinator of the UndocuBruins Research Program, that is hosted in the Academic Advancement Program at UCLA, for the past four years. Her research focused on the educational lived experiences of Latinas from mixed-status families, in and out of higher education.
Gracen Brilmyer is a fourth year PhD Candidate in the Department of Information Studies. Working at the intersection of disability studies, archival studies and natural history, they are interested in how disability studies can serve as a lens to understand power and colonialism within archives and museums. Specifically, their research traces the conflation of disability, race, and animality within natural history museums. They received their Masters in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley in 2016.
Yvonne Eadon is a 4th-year PhD student in Information Studies at UCLA. Her research focuses on how conspiracy theorists conduct research, particularly in archives, as well as the concept of "creepiness" and how it relates to technology.