Shyla Dogan is a doctoral student in Educational Leadership and Policy. She has an M.Ed. in Anthropology and Education from Columbia University and she has an M.A. from the University of Arizona’s School of Middle East and North African Studies. She worked as a teacher in the Teach for America program and was the administrator of Al-Huda Islamic School in Tucson. She is interested in the education of minorities and refugees in the Middle East and how minority and refugee status pertains to language and identity formation.