Ivana Espinet is a doctoral candidate in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has worked on integrating media and education in various capacities. She was the co-director of the Documentary Workshop for the Educational Video Center, as well as a staff developer. She has worked as the facilitator for the Youth Media Learning Network Fellowship and as a facilitator for the Center for Technology and School Change. She is currently working with CUNY NYSIEB, providing professional development to principals and teachers in support of practices that view bilingualism as a dynamic practice and as a resource to be used in classrooms, as well as the whole school.