Mary Amanda (Mandy) Stewart, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of bilingual and English as a Second Language education and a public voices fellow with TheOpEd Project, which seeks to expand the range of voices in the media. She researches adolescent immigrants, bilingualism, and literacy. Her work is published in multiple journals and she is the author of Understanding Adolescent Immigrants: An Extraordinary Discourse for Extraordinary Youth forthcoming in February 2017 from Lexington Books. Find more at