M.A. Candidate Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies (LLSS), TESOL concentration
BA in French Studies, University of Southern Maine
Stephanie has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) since 2007, when she traveled abroad to Romania to volunteer with friends in the Peace Corps. Subsequently, she completed her Trinity Cert. TESOL in Prague, Czech Republic. Stephanie obtained her business license in the Czech Republic where she remained teaching Business English until 2009. In addition to Czech and French, she has also studied Spanish, Italian and Kiswahili. From 2009-2011, Stephanie taught ESL at the University of New Haven where she also lead in-service workshops for teachers and worked as an IELTS examiner for the University of Cambridge. In the fall of 2011, she started a Masters degree program at the University of New Mexico and joined the CELAC team as a Teaching Assistant. In her free time, she serves as the Grants Chair for the Graduate Student and Professional Association (GPSA) and collaborates with committees such as the Student Support and Advocacy Committee and G.E.T. (Graduate Employees Together). Stephanie's research interests include world Englishes, linguistic racism and the anthropology of education.