Jeremy Kelley completed his doctoral studies in applied linguistics at UCLA in 2013, where he trained as an ethnographer and critical discourse analyst. Before earning his PhD, he completed undergraduate studies in French Language and Literature, as well as master’s work in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. As his educational journey shows, Dr. Kelley’s academic career has been, and continues to be, one that is intimately tied to furthering our understanding of applied language use in social, professional, and academic settings. His early teaching experience covered an extensive range of both English as a Second Language coursework and discipline-specific, advanced composition coursework. Upon joining Writing Programs in 2014, Dr. Kelley’s teaching grew to include the foundational English composition coursework offered by Writing Programs. Dr. Kelley also coordinates the UCLA Summer English as a Second Language Program, a program that predominately focuses on oral/aural English language skills development for nonnative, international students studying abroad. His current research examines how LGBTQ friendship groups reference popular culture in conversations, and his wider academic interests include first and second language writing pedagogy, critical discourse analysis, LGBTQ studies, sexualities, popular culture, and second language teaching and acquisition.