Amy Price Azano is an associate professor of rural education and adolescent literacy in the School of Education and director of the Center for Rural Education at Virginia Tech. Her scholarship examines equity issues for rural youth. She served as co-principal investigator for Promoting PLACE in Rural Schools and currently serves as PI for the Appalachian Rural Talent Initiative and the Summer Enrichment Experience at Virginia Tech. Azano has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, is the co-editor of The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rural Education in the United States and Gifted Education in Rural Schools: Developing Place-Based Interventions and is the co-author of Teaching in Rural Places: Thriving in Classrooms, Schools, and Communities. In 2021, Azano received the Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Rural Education Research Award from the National Rural Education Association and the Land Grant Scholar award from Virginia Tech. Azano serves as chair of AERA’s Rural Education SIG and co-editor of The Rural Educator.