Xaviera Flores is the Chicano Studies Research Center Library at UCLA, where she does library and archival work, including marketing, event planning, and grant writing. Previously she served as the Project Archivist for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Grant project "Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo son Derechos Civiles" at Arizona State University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December 2007 with a B.A. in Film Studies and minor in Communication Studies. While at Nebraska, she participated in the Summer Institute for Promising Scholars (SIPS), the University Honors Program, and the Undergraduate Creative and Research Experience (UCARE) program. It was SIPS that provided her with a job in the University Archives, and it was with their department she did UCARE work and continued working in the archives.
In 2009, Flores left for Boston to attend Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and received her MS in LIS with an Archive Concentration in August 2010. She was an archive intern at the New England Conservatory and at Boston University, volunteered as an archivist for the Guild of Boston Artists and worked in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum until moving to Arizona in 2011 for her current position.