Sara Bano is a PhD candidate in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program (HALE) at Michigan State University (USA). She has successfully defended her dissertation and is graduating in May 2020. During her doctoral program, she worked as Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant in the College of Education, and as an Assistant Community Director in the Department of Residence Education and Housing Services at Michigan State University (USA). She grew up in Pakistan and studied as a MEXT Scholar in Japan and later as a Fulbright Scholar in the USA. Prior to this she had her MA in English Linguistics and Literature, and BA in Fine Arts and Economics from Pakistan. She has more than seven years of experience teaching in Pakistan, US, Japan, and Thailand from high school to graduate level both in person and in online formats.