Pei Pei Liu is a Research Associate in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University. She works with middle school, secondary, and postsecondary educators to support student motivation, engagement, and social-emotional outcomes through well-designed instruction. Previously, Pei Pei taught high school English and worked in teacher education and development in Boston, MA and Sofia, Bulgaria. She earned her B.A. in Education and English Literature from Swarthmore College, her M.A. in Language, Literacy, & Culture from the University of Michigan, and an Ed.M. in Prevention Science & Practice and Ed.D. in Human Development and Education at HGSE.