Chaoran Wang is a fifth-year PhD student from the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education. Her minor is Instructional Systems Technology. She was a former Associate Instructor of W131 Multilingual Freshmen Composition at the IU English Department.
Faishal Zakaria is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (LCLE), with a minor in Instructional Systems Technology (IST). With a Fulbright scholarship, Faishal earned an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Prior to starting his Ph.D. program at Indiana University Bloomington, Faishal served as an English language teacher educator in Indonesia. He has taught a first-year multilingual composition course and Indonesian language courses at Indiana University Bloomington.
Christina Stiso is a graduate student in the Learning Sciences program. Very broadly, her work has focused on the role of environmental, embodied, and history contexts in the acquisition and transfer of knowledge. She has a firm commitment to raising awareness of and lowering the barriers faced by people from marginalized population, particularly within education and the sciences. Outside of academics, she has various levels of mastery in a number of skills including sewing, chainmailing, plastic and clay modeling, fencing, leathercraft, circuitry, and woodcraft. In addition, she raises miniature dairy goats.