Brian Cabral is currently a PhD student at the Graduate School of Education in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) program. His research focuses on the intersections of urban city schooling, abolition, and carcerality. He is from one of the greatest cities in the world from the midwest: Chicago, where you can get delicious food and pizza. Brian was born and raised in a Mexican neighborhood in Chicago. Growing up FLI, he didn't give much thought about college, but he was pushed to think about that possibility through the federally-funded program Upward Bound. He was awarded the Posse Scholarship that allowed him to matriculate to Oberlin College in Ohio in 2014 - it was then that college became a reality. Much like other FLI students, he started out pre-med studying chemistry, but his passions and expertise took him on another route. He graduated from Oberlin in 2018 and majored in Sociology with minors in Rhetoric & Composition and History. Then, he transitioned to the West Coast and began his PhD studies at Stanford in 2018. An avid sports fan, Brian loves basketball and football and enjoys going to the free games at Stanford. He plays recreational basketball occasionally, loves to eat good food, and enjoys exploring places he's never been with friends. And, surprisingly, reads too many books and articles for his own good.