Linka Gicel Crosby
MA in TESOL, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
BA in English; minor in Spanish, University of Texas-Pan American
Linka has an interest in learning different languages and teaching. She started her career as a sign language interpreter and decided to pursue a degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages. While pursuing a Masters in TESOL at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, she held dual assistantships in the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics. Currently, she is working on her doctorate in the department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies with a focus on bilingualism. She knows Spanish, American Sign Language, and is studying Arabic. Her areas of interest are Deaf Education, Bilingualism, and Sheltered Instruction. During her free time, Linka enjoys writing poetry and photography and has been published in several issues of RiverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature of the Southwest and the Gallery: A Student Literary-Arts Magazine.