Allie Wolf is a special education doctoral student at UMass Amherst’s College of Education. Allie’s research interests include special education in the juvenile justice system, mental health and trauma, and writing instruction. Allie currently teaches a first-year seminar course entitled Exploring Trauma in Education and works as a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Special Education class. In the summer, she teaches a writing workshop at a Massachusetts secure juvenile justice facility. In her practice, Allie strives to cultivate a classroom environment where all students are set up for success no matter their ability or context. Before her work in higher education, Allie taught students English Language Arts at the middle and high school level. As an IIF Fellow, Allie will present on various strategies and approaches that she has implemented in the classroom such as trauma-informed writing pedagogy and self-regulated strategy development.