Heather Homonoff Woodley, PhD, is an educator, researcher, writer, and activist. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and Foreign Language Education in the Department of Teaching & Learning at NYU Steinhardt. Her research and teaching focuses on meeting the academic, linguistic and social-emotional needs of emergent bilinguals and creating inclusive classrooms. Heather has published work exploring multilingual classroom practices and supporting Muslim immigrant youth, and received a 2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association of Bilingual Education. Heather was a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco, earned her PhD in Urban Education at The Graduate Center, CUNY, her MS in TESOL Education at City College, CUNY and her BA in History at Wesleyan University. She was a writer and Research Assistant with the CUNY – NY State Initiative for Emergent Bilinguals. Prior to this, she taught middle and high school in the Bronx and Washington, DC, and was a teacher-educator at CCNY and with the NYC and DC Teaching Fellows. Heather serves on the national planning committee for Free Minds, Free People conference for transformative education and is a regional delegate for NYSABE.