Gabriel Guzmán is a multifaceted scholar and thinker from Tijuana and San Diego. Their research interests are moved by questions surrounding the phenomenological effects of neon lighting in relationship to the queer body especially in nightlife contexts and across transnational settings. This project aims to uncover the way that the excess of neon tableau and other forms of color (lighting) can enact and shroud queer quotidian choreographies. This is especially prominent in understanding the strategies of survival that minoritarian subjects fashion moving through time and space. Being first-generation and Latinx, Gabriel wants to contribute to the diversification of educators in the higher educational context, stimulate new directions of thinking, and to positively nurture future students of color.