Franciele is currently a Casual Academic and an e-Learning officer at The University of Queensland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Languages and Education from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Brazil) and a MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from The University of Queensland. Originally from Brazil, she has a background in language teaching, education and research. She is a strong advocate of the Student as Partners (SaP) ethos, who has been actively engaged in the Student-staff Partnership program at UQ since 2018. Her research interests include second language acquisition, peer interaction in classroom-based research, blended language learning pedagogies, bilingualism, and student-staff partnerships at higher education.