Elham is a GTE Graduate Research Intern for Spring 2015. As a graduate student at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Elham is focusing her studies in International Education. She received her B.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Houston. She was a year-long study abroad student and teacher in Seville, Spain. Elham's research intrests will include the Impact of International field experience and intercultural student teacher opportunities. She is also intrested in the promotion of study abroad for pre-service teachers, second languaguage acquisition for teachers and students as well as diversity in study abroad.