Where Are They Now?
The people featured on this page are graduates of the English B.A., English M.A., and M.A. TESOL programs at CSUEB. Are you also a graduate of one of these programs? If so, we'd like to hear from you and feature you on this page, too. If you'd like to be added to this page, please send a picture of yourself and a brief statement about what you’re doing now to Sarah Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melanie Fernandez, M.A. TESOL 2008, began a tenure-track position at Ohlone College in fall 2012.
Melissa Ordonez, M.A. TESOL 2012, is teaching at Maybeck High School in Berkeley and The English Center in Oakland.
Kristine Massey, B.A. 2004 and M.A. 2007, taught at Hayward High School for six years and at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, for two years. She is now working on her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis in Cultural Studies in Education.
Kinda Al Rifai
Kinda Al Rifai, MA TESOL 2011, is currently a Ph.D. student in applied linguistics at UCLA.
Eric Neuenfeldt, B.A. 2007 and M.A. 2009, won the 2010 Iron Horse Literary Review Single-Author Contest for his collection of short stories, Fall Ends Tomorrow, and is currently the associate editor of Cimarron Review.
Yuri Nagasawa, M.A. TESOL 2007, is an ESL instructor and the Pre-matriculate Coordinator at the American Language Program at Cal State East Bay.
Jarinthorn Phaisarnsitthikarn, M.A. TESOL 2007, has worked as an English lecturer at Bangkok’s Kasetsart University. In 2009-2010, she was selected as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, spending a year teaching Thai at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. She is currently preparing applications for Ph.D. programs.
Jenn Bennett, B.A. 2006 and M.A. 2012, focused on both Victorian and Romantic literature during her years at Cal State East Bay. She also edited and designed the English Department's literary journal, Arroyo Literary Review. Upon graduation, she relocated from San Leandro, CA, to Albany, NY, where she currently works as an assistant production editor with State University of New York (SUNY) Press, a publisher of academic and trade books. She currently resides in Troy, NY.