Lyangela Gutierrez is a doctoral student at UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she conducts research on issues concerning diversity and inclusion in the workplace, particularly with respect to race and gender. She first became interested in research while at Rice University, where she examined accent discrimination against Hispanics/Latinxs in the workplace for her honors thesis. Gutierrez received a BA in psychology and Spanish & Portuguese Studies from Rice University and graduated cum laude. Lyangela is from McAllen, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley (a primarily Latinx area). She grew up speaking Spanish and English, Spanish being her first language. On a typical weekend, you can find her knitting, eating Hot Cheetos, doing the next escape room and watching Disney movies.