Melissa Han earned her B.A. in psychology from UCSD and her M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from High Tech High Graduate School of Education. After graduating from the HTH GSE Teacher Leadership program in 2013, her action research on student voice guiding classroom instruction led to more questions. She is currently researching if school connectedness is affected by student voice leading classrooms in urban elementary settings as a doctoral candidate in the UCSD/CSUSM Educational Leadership Joint Doctorate program. She is also teaching third grade students in the San Diego Unified School District.