Instructor and Recruiter
What do you enjoy most about working at ELI?
I love that I get to meet and work with so many motivated and curious students. They are the heart of ELI, and I am honored that I get to witness their work, growth, and achievements. It’s also really wonderful to witness the friendships they develop with each other. I truly believe that international education is key to creating a more peaceful world.
What advice do you give to new ELI students?
What is your favorite spot on campus?
I love the courtyard at Melrose.
What is something you love about Knoxville?
I love that Knoxville provides so many opportunities to play in the outdoors and that it has a great music scene. I can hike or kayak in the morning and then go listen to great music in the evening!
What are a few of your favorite books?
This changes, but right now I would say Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, and Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.
Do you have a podcast recommendation?
This American Life. It was also a TV series for a while, and those episodes are good, too.
MA, Teaching English as a Second Language
BA, English & Sociology