Dr. Estela Mara Bensimon is the founding director of the Center for Urban Education at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and a Dean’s Professor in Educational Equity. Dr. Bensimon is one of the nation’s leading scholars on racial equity, organizational learning, and practitioner inquiry and change. She received the 2017 Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association and the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education in 2020. She is the co-author of the book, From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education. Dr. Bensimon is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and advises organizations and institutions nationally.