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 Dr. Lois Jarman has been a world language educator for more than fifteen years. She has taught English, French, Spanish, and Latin on a secondary and post-secondary level. Dr. Jarman received her bachelor’s degree from Goucher College, her master’s degree from Hood College, and her doctoral degree in second language acquisition from Shenandoah University.  Dr. Jarman has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South America.

Maria Skowronski is a graduate assistant and teacher candidate with the Masters of Arts in Teaching program here at Shepherd University. She received her B.S. in English Literature and Language from Towson University. While a student at Towson, Maria spent much of her free time reading, tutoring in the writing center, and serving in building councils and the SGA. It was the semester she spent abroad in northern England, however, that convinced Maria she wanted to teach English to eager learners abroad. Until that dream is realized, Maria will read, hike, and travel as often as she can.

Siriki Diabate is our official IELP Recruiter. He graduated from Shepherd with a BA in Political Science/concentration in International Studies (2014), and an MBA in 2016.  While at Shepherd, Siriki was an active student leader serving as the president of the International Student Union.  He was also selected to represent Shepherd at the West Virginia Legislature via the Frassue-Singleton Internship Program.  While at Shepherd, Siriki worked closely with the TRIO program and with the Department of Political Science to arrange campus visits with ambassadors from various West African countries.  Siriki is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.

Aura Manjarrez is our undergraduate assistant. She was born and raised in Ciudad de Monterrey, México. Aura is a Mass Communications student whose concentration is Digital Filmmaking. She is fluent in Spanish, French, and English, and is independently pursuing an education in Korean and Japanese.
Aura also works diligently as a private tutor, proficient in the areas of the Arts (literary, plastic, graphic and performing), Psychology, and Sociology.