Marcella Cardoza McCollum is a bilingual speech-language pathologist, undergraduate program coordinator, and assistant professor at San José State University. For nearly 20 years, Marcella has focused on equitable services for our diverse population by serving on committees, developing guidelines, providing workshops at the local, state, national, and international level, and mentoring students, SLPAs, and clinical fellows. A proud CSU graduate herself, she values the importance of a CSU education, and strives to increase the diversity of the field of speech-language pathology, as well as ensuring the students at all levels have access to culturally sustaining and strong educational opportunities. Her research interests are in service of continuing that mission. She has strong ties to California, having served multiple roles for the California Speech-Language Hearing Association, including as a chair of the diversity committee. She has worked in university clinics, hospitals, public schools, and private practice settings. Marcella has partnered with teachers, doctors, audiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, and music therapists to support clients and students holistically. In her non-academic time, Marcella enjoys traveling with her family and reading poolside.