specialty staff

Our specialty staff are education professionals and LE alumni who work with the Director of Programming in providing pedagogy training for Program Directors and volunteers.

Meet our TESOL Specialist, Kari!

Kari Fischer is an LE alumni who is excited to be back working with volunteers and communities for PY22! She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Political Science and English Language and Linguistics, and minors in TESOL and European Studies. She is currently completing a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Trondheim, Norway. She volunteered in the LE Mauritius program for PY18 and served as the Mauritius Program Director for PY20. Kari loves getting to work with both current and former English language learners and hopes to help build better TESOL practices to benefit the future of all LE programs and students.

Contact Kari at tesol@learningenterprises.org

Kari volunteered in Mauritius in PY18.

Meet our Education Specialist, Jessica! 

Jessica is an aspiring educator currently pursuing her master’s degree in teaching at Towson University. Her goal is to teach English at the secondary level upon her graduation in May 2022. She has classroom experience teaching sixth, tenth, and eleventh grade, and loves them all. 

Jessica volunteered with Learning Enterprises in 2016. Sharing her love of English with her host villages in Hungary and Slovakia was an incredibly fulfilling experience, and one she carried with her long after her return to the U.S. Although she graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s in communications and minors in creative writing and professional writing, her passion for reading and writing combined with her desire to help others quickly drew her back to the world of teaching. She spent two-and-a-half years working for a PR firm in Washington, D.C. before deciding to make the career switch to education. Jessica credits her LE experience as a major influence in where she is now, and is excited to return to the organization to support others on their LE journey.

Contact Jessica at education@learningenterprises.org.