Jamie Franco earned her Bachelor’s from The Ohio State University and her Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is currently an Associate Professor at the JFK School of Psychology at National University. She is dedicated to teaching for social justice, developing course content intended to nurture students’ sense of responsibility and encourage advocacy. She has received awards for her teaching and service, including the Innovative Teaching Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the Distinguished Service to SPSSI Award. Her research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Dr. Franco-Zamudio has served on the governing Boards of Triangle Speakers, Hope Boxing Academy, Lifelines Counseling Services, and Prism United.