Letty García is an Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara. She researches and writes about Shakespeare, critical race theory, pedagogy, cultural practice and production, performance theory, Latinx and Chicanx film and teatro. Letty is an arts advocate, dramaturge and community oriented educator. Before joining the Department of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara, Letty was the President's Postdoctoral Fellow in English at UCSB. Letty's recent theatrical and academic work has been supported and featured by the San Diego Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles Shakespeare Center, Boston Latino International Film Festival, The Society for Renaissance Study, and most recently with the San Diego Shakespeare Society. Letty's forthcoming work will be featured by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare, and Digital Theatre+. In addition to her writing and research, Letty is currently working on a new project dedicated to supporting DREAM scholars and undocumented students and educators in higher education. Letty grew up en la frontera in the Imperial Valley and is a proud first-gen Mexicana in higher education.