I am Karynecia Elizabeth Conner. I am a Doctoral Candidate in the School of Education, Curriculum, and Instruction at Baylor University. I am a daughter of Christ, Archie and Kathy Conner, and the US Army. I was raised in a small military town called Killeen, TX. As much of my early childhood, I desired to be a military wife. Thus, my schooling experience was never supposed to extend beyond high school. However, the death of my oldest sister left me obliged to go and explore the world and my dreams, thoughts, and interests. Since then, I have become a proud graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Political Science and Spanish, the University of Texas as a Master of Education in the Curriculum and Instruction of Social Studies, and a forthcoming May 2023 graduate of Baylor University as a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction. My dissertation has centered on the knowability of school turnaround interventions and their impact on low-income rural communities of color. My research agenda includes studies related to Urban Education, School Reform, and Social Studies. I am a certified secondary social studies teacher. I have taught World History using Project Based Learning within the New Tech Network and also have experience teaching high school Social Studies abroad in China.