Jacqueline Arnold (Jackie) is an Economics major at George Washington University. Before joining the Saylor Foundation, she had several years of experience working in higher education through office administration and program coordination. Jackie also manages or co-manages several social “MeetUp” groups in DC. On the rare occasion she has spare time, Jackie has many varied interests including: cooking (self-appointed expert), French language (proficient), and salsa dancing (admitted novice). She is also an avid reader with interests in business, marketing and international issues.
Marissa Citro moderates our forums, blog, and social networking sites, and helps with other community outreach tasks. She is a graduate student at American University in the MA International Education program, focusing on Exchange. In her spare time, Marissa likes to explore the city, take photos, practice Tae Kwon Do, and travel.
Jenna Dawkins has spent her time with Saylor focusing most specifically on course uploading, editing, and now copyright mapping. She is from Pittsburgh, PA, and received her undergraduate degree in English from Elon University. She is currently working towards her Masters in Museum Studies at the George Washington University. Jenna is involved in DC Kickball, the City Choir of Washington, and is an avid yoga-er. She hopes to combine her passions for writing, creativity, education, and performance in all of her future endeavors.
Alexis O’Meara is a graduate student of Learning Design & Technology at Purdue University, with an interest in learning analytics, access, and self-directed learning. She was lucky to arrive at Saylor after spending three years in Mozambique teaching and trying her hand at entrepreneurship. She currently works on the K-12 program at Saylor, helps out with the company she co-founded in Maputo, and spends a lot of time on Purdue’s Blackboard. In her free time, Alexis is trying to learn Spanish (while maintaining her recently-learned Portuguese and the ability to drive a car), enjoys being with family and friends, and loves to travel.
Lauren Shaw is currently working with the Saylor K-12 and copyright permissions teams on a variety of projects. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where she majored in German studies and international relations. Before coming to DC, Lauren spent two years teaching English at secondary schools in Austria.
Nathan Thompson is a senior at American University, majoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies with a minor in Education Studies. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Nathan will pursue his focus on education through teaching English as a Second Language in the District of Columbia, as well as abroad, with adult learners. He has a strong interest in languages, not limiting himself to Spanish, but also currently studying Portuguese independently. Nathan lived in Santiago, Chile, for a semester where he worked at the Justice Studies Center of the Americas as a Research Assistant.
Manaar Zuhurudeen works on course uploading, updating, and ensuring each link on Saylor.org is complete. She is a Master’s candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park in Speech-Language Pathology.
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