Amanda Vásquez’s research interests center on equal access to higher education for historically underrepresented student populations and sense of belonging for non-dominant groups on college campuses. She currently serves as senior director of Enrollment Services at UTEP, overseeing undergraduate admissions, registration and records, financial aid, and testing and assessment. Prior to this role, she served as associate registrar, overseeing academic scheduling, management of the course catalog, and office activities related to UTEP’s student information system. She also previously served as curriculum and academic reports coordinator in the Office of the Provost, managing selected accreditation reports, new program proposals, and curriculum revisions. In this role she served as a contact for internal and external units including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), The University of Texas System, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UTEP’s Enrollment Services, and UTEP’s undergraduate studies.