Der Vang (she/her) is an educator, higher education leader, and equity and inclusion expert. She is the Director of Mentoring for the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte. With her strong strategic and relationship-building skills, she has built many student success programs that retain women in technology and increases the graduation rates for students of color. Der’s advocacy and commitment to justice is rooted in her experiences as a Hmong American woman, child of refugees, and first-generation college student.