Andrea García, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Literacy Studies Department at Hofstra University. She also serves as director of Hofstra University’s Reading/Writing Learning Clinic, located at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center. Dr. García holds a Ph.D. in language, reading and culture from the University of Arizona. She is from Mexico City, where she worked as a special education teacher and a speechlanguage pathologist. Her scholarly work is dedicated to understanding and supporting language and literacy development of individuals who are living in multilingual and transnational communities. Dr. García’s research interests include sociocultural and psycholinguistic perspectives of literacy, literacy assessment and instruction, and early literacy and biliteracy development in multilingual communities. She is also interested in promoting dialogue with teachers about sociopolitical issues related to linguistic and cultural diversity in literacy learning in schools.