Eugenia Mora-Flores is a Professor of Clinical Education and Chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching program in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). She teaches courses on first and second language acquisition, Latino culture, and in literacy development for elementary and secondary students. Her research interests include studies on effective practices in developing the language and literacy skills of English Learners in grades Pre-K-12. She has written 10 books in the area of literacy and academic language development (ALD) for English learners. Eugenia was named, USC’s MAT Professor of the Year (2016 & 2018), USC’s Teaching Excellence Award (2018) and the 2018 Community Achievement Award, this award recognizes professors who have made meaningful contributions to the educations of students of color and/or who identify as LGBTQ. Eugenia further works as a consultant for a variety of elementary, middle and high schools across the country in the areas of English Language Development (ELD), ALD and writing instruction.