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Madelyn Diller is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Applied Linguistics at Penn State. She studied Linguistics and Piano Performance as an undergraduate, receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 2018 and going on to complete a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Foreign Languages at the University of Central Florida. Madelyn has worked with a wide variety of student populations, instructing undergraduate classes on ESL and academic writing, working with prospective university students intensive English communication programs, collaborating with employers to develop workplace-specific curriculum, and volunteer teaching communication-focused and citizenship English classes for rural immigrant populations in central Florida. Since coming to Penn State, Madelyn’s research includes responsive second language teacher education, critical approaches to language teaching, and genre-focused language instruction. In her free time, Madelyn enjoys hiking with her dog, trying new foods, and traveling to new places.