1. 1. Where are you from?  
    I was raised in Beaverton, Oregon, but moved my senior year of HS and graduated from Highland High School in SLC.  


  1. 2. What and where have you studied?  
    I completed a BS and MS in Sociology from BYU and then graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a PhD in Rural Sociology.  


  1. 3. Where have you previously worked?  
    After my PhD, I was initially hired to work in the Sociology Department at BYU.  


  1. 4. What is your current job title? Please describe what you do in that position.  
    I am a professor of teacher education. My responsibilities are to prepare and teach the multicultural education course for secondary education majors. I also study the social context of schooling including specifically how to provide equitable learning experiences and inclusive school spaces.  


  1. 5. What was the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?  
    I wanted to be a teacher. I used to get the neighborhood kids to come to my “school,” so I could “teach” them things I was learning that I thought were cool. 


  1. 6. Best Halloween costume you have had? 
    A broken record called “The Mama and the Papa” with tracks like “Cover Your Nose When you Sneeze” and “We Don’t Hit Others” 


  1. 7. What would you rate 10/10?  
    A lovely fall overcast rainy day. 


  1. 8. Do you collect anything?  
    No, the opposite actually. In our family we had to make rules so that I would not get rid of things out of season when I forget we might still need them. 


  1. 9. What is your go-to weeknight meal?  
    Tacos. I can always crack up some yummy tacos. 


  1. 10. Where could we find you on most Saturday mornings? 
    Working on a house project. Building something or fixing something.  


  1. 11. Would you rather spend a night out on the town or stay home inside with a book?  
    Definitely at home with a book or watching my kids in their various performances. 


  1. 12. What is one thing you can’t live without? 
    Chocolate. I drink (unsweetened) chocolate tea pretty much every morning . . . and then I eat other forms of chocolate (sweetened) through the day 😊 


Erin Feinauer Whiting