In this series, Language Teaching Specialization students share their opinions of the best parts of LTS.
Joliene comes to Eugene from Portland, Oregon and Boulder, Colorado. Earning a Master’s in Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado in 2013, Joliene sought to get her hands in the dirt and find a direct application for her trilingual skills and love of teaching. Joliene is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and currently endeavoring to learn Chinuk Wawa. She is interested in digital storytelling, education software, classroom technology and video making, endangered and less commonly taught languages, writing, and of course, literature. She has lived in Cuba and Bolivia, traveled to eight Latin American countries, and is thrilled to be part of the Language Teaching Specialization program.