Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, associate professor of Spanish, recently attended two professional meetings in the Greater Los Angeles area. She was at UCLA for a board meeting of the Association for Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship (AJAAS), a new Queer Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies organization. As part of the Program Committee, Solórzano-Thompson is working on the inaugural AJAAS Conference to be held next October in New Mexico. Solórzano-Thompson then attended the Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) annual gathering held at UCSB. At MALCS, Solórzano-Thompson participated in a roundtable discussion on “Consejos y Sabiduría: Chicana/Latina Leadership in Academia.” As one of a handful of tenured Chicanas in the U.S. academy, Solórzano-Thompson was invited to speak on professional development and mentorship to an audience of Chicana/Latina/Native women activists, scholars and students.