Tamla T. Lee, Ph.D. completed her degree in Education, Special Education concentration, at Temple University where she also earned a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She previously taught at an alternative middle school in Louisiana as a sixth grade ELA and History. During her graduate studies, Tam served as the SAT Verbal instructor for Temple’s Upward Bound program. After two years of teaching, she was promoted to Upward Bound Coordinator. As a Coordinator, Tam initiated clubs, classes, and workshops that promote equitable access to professional and soft skill development to address access and transitional needs of the scholars. She researched and implemented student-centered curriculum and instruction in the live program and pandemic-long virtual program. She was also the Tutor Mentor supervisor, overseeing a staff of 25 college students. This role included creating academic support plans, academic interventions, and career coaching and mentorship. Her doctoral research focused on the use of student-authored multimedia instruction to increase SAT scores for culturally and linguistically at-risk students and students with disabilities. When she is not researching or teaching, Tam enjoys time with her family, playing or listening to music, cooking, puzzling and traveling.