Dr. Karina Silva holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology with a minor in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University (ISU), and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University. She has taught English as a Foreign Language classes in Brazil and first-year composition and English as a Second Language classes at ISU. Dr. Silva has co-authored a book for elementary school children in Brazil. She has presented at several conferences in Brazil and in the United States and has published papers in academic journals, such as TESL-EJ and Journal of Digital Learning and Teacher Education. Silva enjoys reading and watching movies.