As a research activist, LeighAnna Hidalgo engages in critical and creative augmented scholarship focused on social inequalities. Augmented Scholarship both informs and invites – founded on an applied research methodology, it provides a space where researchers and communities collaboratively engage in knowledge production by drawing on Augmented Reality (AR) and traditional research methods to produce alternative narratives. LeighAnna is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a master’s degree in Applied Anthropology from California State University Long Beach (CSULB) with a focus on self-employment, urban space, and visual media. Her research interests include access to credit and finance, self-employment, entrepreneurship, and resiliency among Latino migrants. Driven by a decolonial research praxis, she draws from community embedded research leveraging urban spaces and visual media to promote knowledge, action, and education.