Julia Menard-Warwick has taught applied linguistics classes to undergraduate and graduate students at UC Davis since completing her Ph.D. at the University of California Berkeley in 2004. For her dissertation, she conducted an ethnographic study at an adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program in the San Francisco Bay Area that primarily served Latina immigrants. This was published as Gendered Identities and Immigrant Language Learning by Multilingual Matters in 2009. Her 2013 book, English Language Teachers on the Discursive Faultlines, also published by Multilingual Matters, focused on cultural identities and language ideologies in California and Chile. She is currently working on three interconnected research projects: life history interviews with US-based individuals who have learned languages other than English and used them for work or volunteering; a two-year investigation of parent involvement at a bilingual elementary school where she also volunteers; an ethnography of a study abroad program in Guatemala for prospective teachers. Before beginning doctoral studies, she taught ESL for 10 years at a community college in Washington state, and for one year at a university in Nicaragua.