I’m an Ed.D. candidate in Adult & Lifelong Learning at the University of Arkansas. My research interests include adult pedagogical studies from the perspective of relational frame theory, using big data for adult learning and CTE policy, exploring adult self and identity, and quantitative research methodology in education. I’m interested in adult learning within several contexts; however, I am specifically interested in adults returning to higher education, career and technical education, grassroots and community learning, and informal learning. My teaching philosophy takes a holistic approach. I incorporate evidence-based practices from the latest scientific learning research while maintaining sensitivity to learning needs and establishing relationships with learners. I adhere to contextualism in learning, noting that certain methods work better in different environments. Often, adults know what they want, but they don’t know what they don’t know. It is my job to guide them in the process and help them achieve goals in accordance with their learning values.