My name is Casey Richardson and I hail from Los Gatos, California where I graduated a Los Gatos High School Wildcat. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degrees in Linguistics and Spanish in 2012 from the University of Oklahoma. I recently received my Master of Arts in English as a Second Language from the University of Arizona in Fall 2014. Now I am a Ph.D. student in SLAT continuing my studies at the University of Arizona. My primary interests are in student investment and anxiety and how the levels of these affective factors may (or may not) affect second language learning. My extracurricular interests include cheering on my native San Francisco Giants, 49ers and my Golden State Warriors. I also enjoy getting pulled down the streets of Tucson by my dog, Lela.