My name is Chris and I am happy to be in the SLAT program. L2 pedagogy is my major and L2 use is my minor. I have always been fascinated with in the arts and humanities, especially language. I have two MA degrees from Texas Tech University (Spanish Literature and Applied Linguistics). I lived in Ecuador for two years and I taught college level Spanish for five years. As of fall of 2015 I became a PhD Candidate in the SLAT program. My dissertation research is on Mormon missionary language learner identity. I am working on a three article dissertation with a poststructuralist approach to better understand the unique L2 learning experience of Mormon missionaries. This research will have implications in other fields; such as study abroad, autoethnography, and family discourse.