Browse our gallery of alumni to see some examples of what graduates from LTS are doing with their MA degrees. See also our
LTSblog for additional alumni posts. You can also read a newsletter article about our alumni here. The great majority of our graduates have been successful at finding positions in the field.
Paul Bournhonesque (graduated 2008) was an Assistant Professor and Curriculum Coordinator at the Institute for Language Education and Research at SeoulTech, South Korea.
LeeAnn Genovese (graduated 2012), Kodiak Atwood (2013), and Ryan Felix (2013) are Global Teaching Fellows at Toyko International University in Japan. More LTS alumni have also joined them.
Ai Kono (graduated 2012) is a teacher and curriculum developer at an international bilingual school in Japan (preschool-adult).
Ruth Daza (2014) teaches Spanish (including a heritage Spanish class) at a high school in Washington.
Andy Howard (graduated 2011) taught as an English Language Fellow (ELF) teaching in Uzbekistan after graduation. Jiayi Jiang (2011) is a university EFL instructor in Chengdu, China (both are in Chengdu here).
Fahima Alshabeeb, on left (2013) and Wedad Al-Lajhi (2015). Fahima is pursuing a PhD in SLA. Wedad is an ELT instructor at Yanbu University College in Saudi Arabia. Wedad works on teacher-training projects with the AEI at UO.
Sara Marruffo (graduated 2014) taught middle and high school students in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia for one year (photo here), and is now teaching Spanish to high school students in Portland, OR.
Pyuwa Bommelyn (graduated 2011) is developing curriculum for Tolowa Dee-Ni, an indigenous language of the Pacific Northwest.
Beth Sheppard (graduated 2008) is a senior Instructor at the American English Institute at the University of Oregon. A number of other LTS graduates have also taught or still teach at the AEI.
Sarah Murphy (2015), Kathryn Carpenter (2016) and Annelise Marshall (2016) are professors of English at the Universidad de la Sierra Sur, in beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico
Sunyoung Kim (graduated 2012) is an instructor and online Korean language course developer at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
Haeseong Shim (graduated 2013) has been an EFL teacher at Ewha Girls’ High School in Seoul, Korea since 1990. He took time off to re-energize his teaching in the LTS MA Program.
Ornuma Chingchit (graduated 2008) is an EFL teacher at Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University in Thailand. She is on the far right in this photo with her 1st year students and colleagues. She also has taught ESP classes to local government officials.
Maria Benedita Santos (graduated 2009) is an Instructor of Portuguese in the Department of Romance Languages, University of Oregon, Eugene
Happiness Belugu is teaching Swahili at Cornell University in New York.
Chi Zhang (graduated 2012) works in a startup company in China developing K-12 EFL gamified online courses. His LTS MA project was a portolio of game materials for use in EFL.
Clara Han (2011) taught Korean at Portland State University in Oregon and is now a doctoral student in Education Studies at PSU. Other LTS alumni have also later pursued doctoral studies in SLA or language education.
Jingyun Chen (graduated 2013, pictured here with her LTS cohort friend Sara Marruffo) was a Chinese instructor at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland for two years, and is now a Director at an international English language institute in Shanghai, China.
Fernanda Nunes (graduated 2013) is a Federal level English instructor in Brazil.
Richard Niyibigira (graduated 2014) is an Assistant Lecturer at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center (IPRC) Kigali, Rwanda.
Sarah Foroughifar (graduated 2013) has taught Persian at the Yamada Language Center and English at the American English Institute at the University of Oregon.
Mylece Burling (graduated 2014) is teaching English in an elementary school in the city of A Coruñ, Spain. She is pictured with some students.
Kai Liu (2014, on left with fellow LTS grad Eri Hayashi on right) is teaching Chinese in the Chinese Flagship Program at the University of Hawai’i.
Shannon Ball (graduated 2014) is an English instructor at Lane Community College in Eugene. Her project focused on using children’s books in family literacy.
Keisuke Musashino (2016) is a Japanese immersion teacher in a middle school in Portland. His MA Project focused on differentiated instruction.
Sara Li (2016) teaches multiple subjects, including Chinese, at Hope Chinese Charter School in Portland, OR. Her MA Project showed how to use graphic novels in ELT.