Dr Viviana Gómez is an Associate Professor at the Campus Villarrica of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she teaches psychology, learning theories, and teaching. She has been conducting research on education and poverty for more than 15 years, ever since her ethnographic study of two low SES schools in Madrid. More recently, her research interests have focused in teacher education and teacher beliefs about knowledge, learning, teaching, and poverty. She has published profusely in these fields. Her forthcoming book, Education & Poverty, co-edited with Alfredo Gaete, collects works on these topics by several contemporary educational thinkers, such as David Berliner and Stephanie Jones, among others. She has also participated in several international collaboration projects with scholars from Australia, Colombia, Spain, and Peru. At present she is a member of the Board of Directors of EDULAB, and she leads two innovative, publicly funded research projects — one on school change and teacher education for cognitive, socioemotional, and ethical student development, and another on first year student teachers’ beliefs on poverty and their change with metaphors built by using Lego©SeriousPlay©. She has influenced the work of many Chilean educational researchers and guided thousands of student teachers through the process of becoming educators.