Melissa Borgia is an Assistant Professor at Thiel College in Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in Rhetoric, Composition, and Educating English Language Learners. She is also an online course designer/instructor for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, English as a Second Language (ESL) certification-track courses for teachers. Previously, she was a lecturer in English, ESL, and Curriculum and Instruction at Pennsylvania State University’s Behrend College campus in Erie. Her consulting work has included research and data transcription for the Seneca Nation of Indians’ Tribal Historic Preservation Office, as well as work at a Seneca school, Ganöhsesge:kha:’ Hë:nödeyë:stha, where she is involved in several projects pertaining to language maintenance and cultural revitalization. She has presented her research at conferences including the Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposia, Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, and the College English Association. She holds two teaching certifications, Instructional II Certificate, Pennsylvania Department of Education, English, Grades 7-12, and ESL Program Specialist Certification, Grades K-12. She is an Active Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas, and the College English Association, among other professional affiliations.