Mic Fenech earned his PhD in STEM Education from The University of Texas at Austin and is a former high school mathematics teacher of five years. He earned his MAT in Education and his BS in Mathematics from Sacred Heart University, and he is certified to teach secondary mathematics in Connecticut and Texas. His research interests center around how students’ classroom experiences influence their attitudes toward mathematics, as well as how mathematics teachers can promote positive attitudes in their classrooms. After his postdoctoral associateship ends, he wants to continue working in academia at the university level, teaching future mathematics educators best practices for providing their students with positive experiences. On a personal note, Mic loves to play Nintendo, watch/discuss movies and TV shows, and spend time with his corgi.