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Aleksandra (Ola) Adach

Graduate Student

Learning Sciences Research Institute


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1570 SSB

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Research and Teaching Interests

  • heritage language learning
  • bilingual education
  • language and identity
  • narratives
  • informal learning environments

Language, Literacy and Culture

Year Entered Program

Josh Radinsky

Lublin, Poland

Professional Goals
Research that will focus on leveraging multilingual learners' assets in formal and informal learning environments.

Hobbies & Interests
My hobbies of traveling and cooking are intertwined: I always bring new recipes from my travels. I also enjoy photography, going to concerts, and crafting.

Why Learning Sciences?
Interdisciplinary approach, design-based research in authentic settings, strong commitment to issues of equity

Why LSRI at UIC?
Supportive community, experienced faculty, great resources and opportunities for growth as a researcher.


2016 - MA, Southern Illinois University, Sociology
2014 - BA, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Applied Linguistics