Yara Farah, Ph.D., works at the Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) as a postdoctoral research fellow. She provides research support for gifted and talented curriculum effectiveness studies, including designing and conducting studies, selecting and developing of measurement instruments, coordinating research activities with school districts, and analyzing data collected. Her research interests include gifted and talented education, twice-exceptional learners, and inclusive classrooms. Yara was a special education teacher for students in grades 3 and 4 at an International Baccalaureate school in Lebanon. She also worked for one year as a paraprofessional in a fully inclusive school in California. At Baylor University, she completed her doctorate of philosophy in Educational Psychology with a strand in Gifted Education and a strand in Measurement. She earned her master degree in special education, mild to moderate, from California State University Northridge (CSUN) and a bachelor degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in psychology and a minor in philosophy, as well as a Diploma in Special Education from the American University of Beirut (AUB).