Wikisway, an internet start-up company founded by Monterey Institute alumnus Huston Hedinger (MAIPS ’12), was selected to be funded by the Portland Seed Fund and is creating a lot of buzz in its beta phase.
Elizabeth Reid (MAIPS '11) talks about the value of sharing experiences from her Fulbright Fellowship in Jordan.
Jennifer Dossett Billings (MAIPS ’12) practiced her “90-second” pitch, polished her resume and put on a suit for the Monterey Institute Career Fair last February, an investment that led to two job offers in her chosen field.
Monterey Institute alumni Garvey McIntosh (MAIPS ’03) and Kirsten Bauman (MAIPS ’99) found it especially easy to establish professional rapport when they represented NASA and the State Department in discussions to further cooperation between South Korea and the US in the field of aeronautics.
Works for: University of California, Merced
Title: English Language Institute Coordinator
Works for: Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University
Title: Executive Associate Director
Works for: International Studies Abroad, Austin TX
Title: Coordinator of Latin America Programs, Central America & Caribbean
Thanks to her adventurous spirit and an interest in traveling, Natasha has been teaching overseas for the past seven years. She just finished a teaching position in the United Arab Emirates.
Academic reading and writing
Materials and curriculum development
Certified IELTS Examiner
Skills Course TEFL Express Teaching Training Course (in progress)
Viewpoints II Student Workbook Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)
Do Workshops Work? A Trainer’s/Trainees’ Dairy Study (co-author) TESOL Arabia Journal
Picturing America: Teaching American Culture and Language Through Art (Editor and contributor)Lesson Plans for English Teachers in Russia, Published by U.S. Department of State
When Silence Speaks: A Reader for English 203 Writers A Custom Published textbook created for American University of Beirut, Published by Pearson/ Longman
Book review of Making Connections by Kenneth Pakenham TESOL Quarterly, Winter 2005, pp. 800-802
Reuters, NPR, the Washington Post and the Inter Press Agency all sought out the world-class experts of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) today for comment on recent events in Syria, Iran and North Korea.
Maria Luisa Olavarria (MAIPS '12) talks about using her education and experiences at the Monterey Institute to bring hope and change to Venezuela.