Sarah is a Texas native and grew up in a bilingual household with French parents. She is grateful for this multicultural upbringing and loves that she gets to share the language and culture she grew up with via the classroom. She has just finished her PhD program in French Studies at UT, where her passion for teaching drove her to research best practices and critical pedagogies for the higher-education second-language classroom. Her favorite pastime is reading mystery and horror novels, whether these be in French or in English, and listening to true-crime podcasts. She’s excited to be able to dedicate some time to an organization like Freestyle whose forward pedagogical approaches delight her.