Dr. Minhye Son received her BA from Queens College in 2008 majoring in the LCD department’s TESOL program. She went on to complete her PhD at Teachers College, Columbia University, and she is now an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education in the College of Education at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dr. Son’s scholarly interests focus on the intersections of language and power in the areas of teacher education and bilingualism.
Stacey Malone, an undergraduate student in Applied Linguistics, was awarded the Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Stipend for Spring 2021. The stipend provides financial support to students engaged in unpaid internships. Stacey was awarded a position as a Teach for America Corps Member. She will be teaching ESL (PreK- 12) in Memphis, Tennessee. For two years, she will work alongside fellow educators working towards providing an equitable education for language learners in Memphis. This summer, she will be participating in an immersive training program that will support her in becoming an anti-racist teacher and leader while equipping her with the skills necessary to advance educational equity throughout her teaching career.
Marina Velasquez completed her undergraduate degree in General Linguistics (BA) in 2017 and an MAT in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) in 2019 with her certification to teach bilingual education in 2020. She is now a bilingual teacher at PS 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens, which is the elementary school that Marina attended herself! Marina is also participating in the CUNY Initiative on Immigration and Education. We congratulate Marina for serving immigrant children in her community and for working so hard as a teacher during the COVID 19 pandemic!
Jacqueline Kim was awarded a position as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and her scholarship will be a year abroad in South Korea where she will be teaching English in a secondary school while serving as a cultural ambassador for the US. She was a recipient of the Dr. Marvin Leder Medical Staff Society Scholarship Award (from NYP Queens) in 2019, the Queens College Internship Stipend in 2019, the Korean American Youth Foundation Scholarship in 2018, and a premium grant recipient of the Macaulay Honors College Opportunities Fund Gala Award in 2018.