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Yuhwa Hong (she/her/hers) is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies (TECS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, specializing in Math, Science, & Learning Technologies (MSLT). Her research encompasses a diverse range of interests, including the development of self-efficacy in mathematics, the cultivation of non-cognitive skills in mathematics, bilingual and multilingual mathematics education, the dynamics of mathematical discourse, and the enhancement of teacher preparation and competence. Her doctoral dissertation delves into the impact of bilingualism on young children's self-efficacy beliefs in mathematics through a sociocultural perspective. Beyond her academic pursuits, Yuhwa enjoys spending quality time with her family, engaging in board games, and taking leisurely walks.