My name is Jacob Monzingo and I am from Tucson, AZ. After graduating high school, I spent two years abroad in Italy, and came back to the U.S. having had all of my perspectives about the world changed. I completed a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.A. in Italian at the University of Arizona and then taught Italian in the French and Italian Department at the U of A for two and a half years. In 2012, I left Arizona to complete my Master’s degree in Italian Studies at the University of Oregon and I have returned to begin my studies in SLAT. My current research interests include the effects of bilingualism on the cognitive processes of L2/L3 acquisition, game-enhanced L2 teaching, and the effects of cultural bias on L2/L3 acquisition. I love spending time with my wife and two kids as well as gaming and reading.