Eden Langston, MA

Title: Graduate Research Assistant

Groups: Project Personnel

Eden Langston is a doctoral student in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Her primary specialization is Multilingual Multicultural Education. She is also a full-time graduate research assistant for the ACE-STEM Project. In 2010, Eden earned her master’s degree in Teaching with a focus on Early Childhood Education and Reading from Kent State University. Since then, she has worked as a full-time Elementary teacher across five states, including here in Virginia, focusing primarily on third-grade students in all content areas. These experiences have shaped her research interests, such as the empowering and positive effects multilingualism and multiculturalism can have on all students, equity in education, policymaking that predominantly affects traditionally marginalized student populations, and multilingual, multicultural identity in early education. Eden hopes to explore strategies both instructors and students can implement to encourage students’ maintenance of identity throughout their educational journey while fostering a more equitable educational environment.