Mary Johnson, aka M, is a social/clinical research assistant-advanced with the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. M is an educator and a researcher with expertise in the areas of developmental psychology, statistics, and elementary and middle school mathematics. For the last 11 years, in their role as an educator, M has taught or supported individuals in grades K–8. Prior to that, M taught undergraduate courses in statistics, child development, experimental psychology and introductory psychology at various accredited institutions in North Carolina. In their role as a researcher, M has assisted with research in the biological sciences (diabetes research). M also designed and completed their own research in the areas of infant emotion regulation (dissertation research), and visual models used in fraction multiplication (educational action research). Beyond their involvement with and passions for best practices for teaching math and social and emotional development, M has interests in combating racism and other injustices with education and exploring new places by foot.