Sasha is currently an assistant professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA, teaching mostly linguistics and research and methods courses. After graduating from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, she earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics with a concentration of Sociolinguistics and Language Variation from the University of Georgia in 2008. Her research interests include language and identity, language and education, language and the workplace, and critical discourse analysis. She is married and has a son.