Nancy is a PhD candidate in Education at York university, where she is conducting research on secondary level international students in Ontario and multilingual assessment strategies. Her academic interests including second language learning, literacy and policy studies. A member of the Ontario College of Teachers, she taught at the TDSB for over ten years, where she developed a passion for multilingual learners and enthusiastically advocated on their behalf. She is a sessional lecturer at OISE/UT, in the Master of Teaching Program. Prior to her career in education, she worked as a manager and consultant in the performing arts/nonprofit sector. Nancy lives in Toronto, where she has raised a son and two dogs with her husband David.