FullSizeRender (6)Rae is a Ph.D. candidate in language, literacy, and culture in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Many of Rae’s research interests reflect her own experience as a multilingual transnational individual who has lived in four different continents. Her research interests include how multilingual speakers use their linguistic and cultural repertoires to construct and negotiate their identities, and how they resist and/or recirculate certain language ideologies in the process. Rae is especially interested in informal educational contexts and her dissertation research explores an online English learning community where Korean ESL/EFL speakers use creative online strategies and resources to improve their English skills and develop their bilingual identity. Her teaching also encompasses both formal and informal ESL/EFL contexts. Rae has taught languages at the college level both in Korea and the U.S. and has been actively involved in online language learning communities. Outside of academic life, Rae enjoys traveling, learning languages, and writing on her blogs.