As a Latina woman with an immigrant mother, and a native to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), the Alternative Breaks trip to McAllen, Texas is personal to me. To this day, my family has never owned a vehicle. Therefore, we would rely on Greyhound buses to travel to Mexico, within the RGV, and to Austin when I began college at UT. Early in my undergraduate years, as the migrant crisis at the border was underway, I would continuously witness the treatment of Central American women and children on the Greyhound bus by monolingual bus drivers and border patrol agents at the checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas. The uncertainty, anxiety, and tired expressions on their faces is heartbreaking and unforgettable, and I know that it is only by a stroke of luck that my own mother was fortunate enough to become a citizen during the amnesty period of the late 1980s. These experiences have motived me to develop a research study on the role of student affairs educators in supporting undocumented and immigrant student populations at primarily white institutions of higher education. In general, I am interested in learning more about what support systems are in place for undocumented and immigrant individuals and how I can facilitate UT students’ own learning in this process. When I graduate, I would like to engage in work supporting the undocumented student population at the college and university level.