What do you enjoy most about working at ELI?
I love learning more about students and their languages and culture. All students have something important to share, and I am humbled to be a part of the process of helping them articulate in English.
What advice do you give to new ELI students?
Take advantage of all opportunities to practice English in and outside of class. Also, time management is so important. You can spend time, but you can’t get it back.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
The Volunteer statue (also called the Torchbearer): In his hand, he’s holding a small lady named Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. She’s holding out a wreath because you are the winner!
What is something you love about Knoxville?
We have a lower cost of living than most places in the U.S.
What are a few of your favorite books?
The Little Prince, Animal Farm
What are some TV shows you enjoy?
America’s Got Talent
Do you have a podcast recommendation?
On the Media
MS, Instructional Technology (in progress)
MS, ESL Education
BA, Asian Studies