Natalie Salvador is a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California in the Organizational Change and Leadership program. Her research is focused on the analysis of race, gender, and class based exclusionary practices in post-secondary art and design education. She completed her master’s level course work at USC in Learning Design and Technology, holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Otis College of Art and Design, and an AA in Visual Presentation and Space Design from FIDM. She is a lecturer in the Fashion Department at Otis College and has over 10 years of experience working in the fashion industry in various capacities from special event planning to shoe design. As an educator, she specializes in adapting technology, culturally responsive pedagogy/andragogy and Universal Design for Learning practices to fit the needs of the physical and virtual studio classroom.