Haejin Kim is a first-year PhD student in the foreign and second language education program at the University at Buffalo. She is interested in researching how to help linguistically and culturally diverse students’ populations to successfully continue their academic studies. Her current interests are motivation of teachers and students, especially how to effectively motivate both teachers and students, teaching strategies, and innovative curriculum design that can contribute to equity. Haejin holds a TESOL Master from San Jose State University and a Master of Japanese Education from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She has taught Korean and Japanese to linguistically and culturally diverse students for a decade at private and public schools in Seoul, South Korea; San Jose, California; and online. Haejin loves teaching and learning languages. She also enjoys traveling abroad, meeting many people and reading.