Sunisa Nuonsy is a 1.5 generation Lao-American living and working in Brooklyn as a ninth year public school teacher at the International High School at Prospect Heights and a second year Ph.D.student in the Urban Education program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests include critical language awareness, identity, and reimagining success. Sunisa holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Sacramento State University and a TESOL from Long Island University-Brooklyn.