Michelle Siembida is a doctoral student in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Her primary specialization is Multilingual and Multicultural Education, and her secondary is Teaching and Teacher Education. She is a full-time graduate research assistant with the ACE-STEM project. Prior to joining GMU, she received her Master of Education in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education from the American College of Education. Michelle has worked full time as an English instructor in South Korea for 6 years, with a focus on kindergarten and elementary level students. In addition, she is TESOL certified to teach adults. Her experience working abroad has shaped her research interests, which include multicultural education in South Korea, as well as non-Korean English educators’ lived experiences teaching in South Korea. Michelle aims to encourage multicultural education in language classroom settings and hopes to encourage students to evolve into well-informed global citizens of our increasingly connected world.