Tatum Shannon is a first-year ETA teaching at an elementary school in Sejong. She graduated from Florida State University with a BS in International Affairs and a BA in Chinese. Tatum loves bullet journaling, eating ice cream, and pretending to be good at karaoke.
Stefano Scotti is a first-year ETA at an all-boys middle school, where he has realized he hasn’t changed all that much. He graduated from Vanderbilt with a BA in anthropology. Except for bananas, Stefano prefers his fruit under ripe.
Jennifer Chan is a first-year ETA teaching at an elementary school in Jinju. She cannot really identify trees, make falafel, or rollerblade, but she considers these works in progress.
Meghan Duffey is a first-year ETA teaching at a coed high school in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do. She graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA with a BA in English and Mathematics and minors in History and Spanish. Her hobbies include reading, excessive tea drinking, and photographing the cats in the river behind her apartment. Meghan aspires to one day open a 24 hour bookstore and to earn enough money so that her pets can live comfortably.
Open Window 2018-2019
Suzanne Chen is a first-year ETA teaching at an all girls’ high school in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do. She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Learning Sciences and minors in Anthropology and Asian American Studies. Her special talents include always having something to read and crying at everything.
Emma Daugherty is a 1st year ETA at a co-ed middle school in Busan. She graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with a BA in Linguistics and a minor in International Relations. She hails from Lexington, KY, but unfortunately knows very little about basketball.
Genesis Trigueros is a second year ETA teaching high school in Jeonju. Genesis graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She loves cute, fat animals such as seals, elephants, and sloths. Her favorite snack is popcorn. She has been stuck on a roller coaster but this hasn’t stopped her from riding them.
Anna Yamamuro is a first-year ETA at an all-girls high school in Cheonan. She graduated from UC San Diego with a major in International Studies, minors in Music and Korean Studies, and a TEFL certificate. Her life goal is to connect the world through food, music, and study abroad. She is happiest when she is singing, baking, or cafe-hopping.
Open Window 2017-2018
Stella Chung is a first-year ETA teaching at high school in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do. Stella graduated from University of Southern California with a B.A. in Communication/Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration. She is a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and while she’s not very good at it, it comes in handy for anytime she’s asked for a fun fact about herself.
Gabrielle Goodloe is a second-year ETA at a co-ed middle school in Cheongju. Gabrielle graduated from University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric and a minor in TESOL. Known as a connoisseur of music, Gabrielle is very fortunate that her real concert was Snoop Lion.
Open Window 2016-2017
Alex Ford is a first-year ETA at a boys’ middle school in Mokpo. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last May with a major in Middle Grades Education and minors in History and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Alex loves game shows and bread in all forms.
Chris Hoffman is a first-year ETA at an elite coed science high school in Changwon called Changwon Science High School (surprise). He received his Bachelors from Sarah Lawrence College and has also studied at Wadham College. This is Chris’s first year without a menagerie of pets, which in the past has included turtles, snakes, guinea pigs, and two Chilean squirrels (otherwise known as degus).
Hattie Blair is a first-year ETA teaching at two co-ed elementary schools in Sejong City. She is a recent graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, where the cows outnumber the student body. Her majors were Spanish and English. In times of stress or uncertainty, Hattie does laundry, just because there’s something about folding a towel that makes the world feel like it can be organized again.
Shannon Coombs is a first-year ETA at a coed high school in Mokpo. She graduated from Howard University with a major in History and a minor in Biology. Shannon loves riding bicycles and once rode a bicycle from Sokcho to Pohang. She is interested in taking a bike trip from Seoul to Busan this grant year.