Macy is a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Child and Family Studies Program at the University of Tennessee. In her dissertation, she focuses on the beliefs, values and interactions between homeschooling mothers and their early learning children. She uses qualitative hermeneutic inquiry, through in-depth interviews, field observations and participant led photography. She is also interested in intercultural development and how technology serves as a tool in family, community and learning environments. Macy graduated from the Rossier School of Urban Education at the University of Southern California in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014.