Dr. Byrne-Jiménez is Associate Professor in the department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, at Indiana University. Her research focuses on Latina/o identity and school leadership, the role of faculty diversity on doctoral student experiences, and effectiveness of a special education leader preparation program. Before becoming faculty, she worked in a number of urban settings, including a K-6 bilingual teacher, Even Start coordinator, literacy instructional specialist, and trainer for the Accelerated Schools Project. She is coauthor of Developing Effective Principals Through Collaborative Inquiry. Her work has appeared in the Leadership and Policy in Schools Journal, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, Handbook of Urban Educational Leadership, Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Diversity and Equity, Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders, International Journal of Educational Research, International Journal of Leadership in Education, Journal of Latinos and Education, and Voices in Urban Education. Dr. Byrne-Jiménez holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies/Sociology from Columbia University, an M.A. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan, and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is UCEA Past-President, AERA Division A Vice President-Elect, Board President of the Community Training and Assistance Center, and Past-President of the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University .