Brittany is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Education at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). She specializes in early grades (PreK-3rd grade) mathematics instruction with emergent bilinguals (EBs). Her dissertation, Mathematics Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals in Early Grades: Drawing on Young Learners Assets, focuses on teachers’ beliefs and practices around mathematics, mathematics teaching, and student thinking. Brittany has experience developing and facilitating professional development related to fostering connections between school and the community by drawing on mathematical practices from the community for school mathematics instruction. Brittany is excited to be a part of the English Learners Success Forum community and continuing a lifelong commitment to supporting emergent bilinguals.