English Language Specialist, CMU Silicon Valley
Mountain View, CA
Working in both academia and industry in the U.S. and abroad, Jennifer teaches foreign languages and English to both native and nonnative speakers. As an instructor in Carnegie Mellon University's Communication and Languages Services, Jennifer coaches students in workplace writing, pronunciation for presentations, and interpersonal skills. She is an active musician, performing in various Bay Area music ensembles.
While living in Boston, Jennifer taught academic English and research courses at the Endicott College Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional studies. At the undergraduate level, she also taught courses in cross-cultural communication, business writing, and introductory linguistics. Her graduate thesis at Harvard examined the efficacy of speech visualization for use in accent reduction among nonnative speakers of English. She was awarded the Dean's Prize for the Best Thesis in Behavioral Sciences in the ALM program.
Areas of Expertise
- Second language acquisition
- Accent reduction for nonnative speakers of English
- Presentation skills
- Interpersonal skills For tech professionals
- Workplace writing
- Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Linguistics, Harvard University
- Master of Education, Concentration: Foreign Language Teaching, Stanford University