Yukako Otsuki is a PhD candidate in the foreign and second language education program. Her research interests include reflective practice, heritage language education, and multicultural education, especially as they relate to teacher education. She completed her EdM in English education at Osaka Kyoiku University in Osaka, Japan, and an EdM in TESOL at the University at Buffalo. Before starting her PhD studies, she was an elementary school teacher in Bangkok, Thailand. Her work has been recognized by multiple scholarships and fellowships, including the Humanities Institute Advanced PhD Fellowship, and The National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association/The Modern Language Journal Travel Support Grants for Foreign Language Professionals. Currently, with the support of the D. Bruce Johnstone International Student Dissertation Research Travel Fund, she is conducting data collection in elementary schools in Japan. She loves going to coffee shops, playing the piano and violin, traveling and running.