| by Jason Martel


We’re always thrilled to hear career updates from our TESOL graduates. Read on to learn what these alums are doing now.

Andan Al-Hammody MATESOL ‘13 accepted a new position working in the Foundation Program (EFL) Department of English at Qatar University in Doha. 

Mari Morooka MATESOL ‘19 published her first academic paper, titled “Reflective Practice of Research Writing Instruction: Suggestions Drawn from Critical Incident Analysis.”

Mari Morooka
Mari Morooka MATESOL ‘19

Drs. Akihiko Sasaki MATESOL ‘19 and Osamu Takeuchi MATESOL ‘92 respectively published a co-authored chapter in a new book from Bloomsbury titled “Study Abroad from Home: Development of L2 Learner Autonomy in an Unprecedented Online Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Randi Freeman MATESOL ‘95 is currently serving on the executive committee of MEAC: Multilingual Education Advisory Committee for the Office of Public Instruction (OSPI) of Washington, which is changing the regulations around providing education to MLs in the state. She also participates in an Eastern WA teacher leaders professional learning community around using WIDA standards


Randi Freeman
Randi Freeman MATESOL ‘95

Kukjin Cheon MATFL–Korean ‘22 accepted a position teaching Korean at Howard University in Washington, DC. 

Katie Klein MATESOL ‘22 is thriving in her French teaching position at Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, CA. Read about her accomplishments during her first year.

Katie Klein
Katie Klein MATESOL ‘22

Claire Eagle MATFL–French ‘16 accepted a new position as Curriculum Specialist in the Curriculum Support Division under the Directorate of Educational Technology and Development with the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA.

Claire Eagle
Claire Eagle MATFL–French ‘16

Jennifer Uhler MATESOL ‘05 won the Lois Roth award. She is the first Foreign Service Specialist to win this award.


Jennifer Uhler
Jennifer Uhler MATESOL ‘05

Cameron Chien MATFL–Chinese ‘15 helped his students at North Salinas (CA) High School publish a book in Japanese called “Our American Stories: Volume 2.” Read more about this meaningful project.


Cameron Chien
Cameron Chien MATFL–Chinese ‘15

Eunhye (Grace) Cho MATFL–Korean ‘22 accepted a position teaching Korean at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA.

Adrienne Matunas MATESOL ‘13 was accepted to the linguistics PhD program at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Dee Doucette MATESOL ‘16 accepted a position as an ESL instructor for Project Learn, which is an adult education program run by Community Care Alliance of Rhode Island. She has been helping with community outreach and curriculum development in order to grow the program.


Dee Doucette
Dee Doucette MATESOL ‘16

Maggie Kwasnik MATFL–French + TESOL Specialization ‘22 accepted a French teaching position at Walpole (MA) High School

Kristen Tuttle MATESOL + LPA Specialization ‘22 accepted a position as GEAR UP Project Coordinator through the Center for Educational Outreach at the University of Michigan.

Kristen Tuttle
Kristen Tuttle MA TESOL ‘22

Austin Cashwell MATESOL ‘21 accepted an English language arts teaching position at The Lab School in Washington, DC. 

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