Lorelle L. Espinosa, PhD, is the incoming pogram director for DEI in STEM higher education at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and formerly the vice president for research at the American Council on Education (ACE). With more than 20 years of experience in higher education practice, policy, and research, Espinosa is a national voice on issues pertaining to college access and success for diverse populations and on the role of equity-minded leadership in postsecondary settings. Espinosa was co-chair of the National Academies study committee, "Closing the Equity Gap: Revitalizing STEM Education and Workforce Readiness Programs in the Nation’s Minority-Serving Institutions." Her most recent research included a three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to examine race and ethnicity in higher education, and multiple collaborations with scholars from around the country to translate important academic research for policy and practitioner audiences. Espinosa earned her PhD in higher education and organizational change from the University of California, Los Angeles; her bachelor of arts from the University of California, Davis; and her associate of arts from Santa Barbara City College.