Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Career Fair Led to Two Dream Job Offers for Alumna


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. 

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Belinda Braunstein


Works for: University of California, Merced

Title: English Language Institute Coordinator

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Joy Campbell


Works for: Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University

Title: Executive Associate Director

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Natasha Isadora Frank

First Name
Last Name
Job Title
Director, Summer Intensive College English Program
City, State, ZIP
Denver, CO 80209

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

Teacher training

Materials and curriculum development

Certified IELTS Examiner

Faculty Program Tags
Extra Information


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

Faculty Type
Regular Faculty

Hope and Change for Venezuela


Maria Luisa Olavarria (MAIPS '12) talks about using her education and experiences at the Monterey Institute to bring hope and change to Venezuela.

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Monterey Institute Fall Graduates Urged to Keep Learning


The Monterey Institute community celebrated the achievements of 93 graduates from 12 countries at winter commencement on Saturday, with faculty speaker Professor Peter Shaw urging the graduating class to view their degrees as the foundation for a life of learning.

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