Maricor Chang is a 2022-2023 Teach Plus Illinois Affinity Group Facilitator and an educational consultant, mentoring new teachers and leading professional development sessions for the Golden Apple Foundation. She is also a facilitator for the professional development “Teaching about the Asian American Experience” for Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago. As a former English teacher and Library Media Specialist, Maricor is passionate about representation of various lived experiences and identities in books. Maricor is a Golden Apple Scholar of Illinois (2000). She earned her BA in English with a minor in Secondary Education from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Library and Information Science from Dominican University.