José Manuel Medrano received his BA from UCLA in 2010 with Departmental Honors and Latin Honors. In May 2015 he earned his MA from UCR. He is a current Graduate Student in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of California, Riverside where he also teaches Spanish language courses. His research interests include Linguistics (Hispanic bilinguals and code-mixing), Gender Studies and Digital Humanities. He is the current Internal Vice-President of the Association of Graduate Students in Hispanic Studies. Since the fall of 2015 he has been serving in the Humanists@Work Graduate Student Advisory Committee. He is also leading a reading group on liminality with a grant received from the Center of Ideas and Society. For two years in a row he has received the prestigious HS Summer Research grant to continue his investigation. During his free time he enjoys walking his dog Wednesday, listening to music and traveling.