Ella Alhudithi is currently a PhD student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program at Iowa State University. Her research interests center on pedagogy, corpus linguistics, languages for specific purposes, and second language acquisition. Prior to ISU, she completed her master’s in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language at Colorado State University, where she taught a range of language courses for international and mainstream students. She has presented her work at regional and international conferences, such as the Modern Language Association, International Linguistic Association, Colorado TESOL, and Applied Linguistics Winter Conference. Outside of academia, Ella loves traveling, discovering new places and cultures, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, and meditating. Spending time with her dog and cat is also one of her great joys.