Emily Stover is currently a first year doctoral student in Special Education at Florida State University. Prior to beginning her doctoral program, Emily was an educator at the elementary school level. Most recently, she was a Special Education Resource Teacher for students with specific learning disabilities for two years. Prior to that she was a classroom teacher for students with extensive intellectual and developmental disabilities for 7 years. Emily earned both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Florida. Her teaching certifications include Elementary K-6 and Exceptional Student Education K-12. She also holds an endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Emily is supported through the Project RAISE (Research-based Academic Interventions for Students with Extensive Support Needs) grant. Her research interests are focused on providing culturally responsive support to culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse families of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and extensive support needs. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons as well as practicing and teaching yoga.