Skyler Smela is a graduate assistant at the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and Managing Editor of the academic journal Language Learning & Technology. They are currently an MA student in the Department of Education with a focus on Japanese Language Education. Skyler previously received a BA in Japanese and International Relations from Beloit College (WI, USA). They spent 5 years in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher on the JET Program and IT Manager in Tokyo. Skyler is interested in researching the intersection of second language pedagogy and technology with a focus on gamified learning, corpus studies, and VR for education.