Albert Pelaez is an Ed.D student in the Department of Education/Curriculum and Instruction at Florida International University. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Sports and Fitness. He has worked as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College and Florida International University. Albert is also a volunteer at the Hosanna Baptist Church after school program, where he assists young students in reading and mathematics. His research interests include the relationship between motor skills and academic achievement as well as issues of race, culture, and socioeconomic status on education.