Camille Brunot, Fulbright French assistant, comes from Bordeaux, France, where she studied political science. Both her father and grandfather were primary school teachers. Explaining that she "was almost born in a school," she wonders whether she hasn't caught the family bug herself. She is very eager to share her language and culture with Linfield students by leading conversation groups and making short presentations about the global Francophone community. Camille will also be in charge of the French table and serve as a personal conversation partner to the students enrolled in a French class. Because of her strong interest in cultural matters and political science, particularly the European political institutions, she will be taking classes in religion and politics.
Yoko Eshita, the Japanese language assistant for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years, hails from Fukuoka, Japan. Yoko lived abroad as a child for six years in New York and Perth, Australia. She graduated with a degree in English Literature from Kyoto Women’s University. Yoko taught for one year in Australia and worked briefly as a travel agent in Japan before completing the ALLEX program and coming to Linfield. At Linfield, while serving as the Japanese language assistant at all levels, Yoko is also pursuing a degree in International Relations.
Alba González-Elipe Gómez del Pulgar is a native of Spain. She completed degrees in child psychology and elementary education and holds a master's degree from the University of Alicante, in teaching Spanish and English as a foreign language. Having worked with youth in England and Poland, she’s excited to assist Linfield students in their acquisition of Spanish and to help those returning from study abroad enrich their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world. She will support us in the classroom as needed, leading Spanish conversation groups, including the Spanish table meetings at Dillin, organizing activities for the Spanish club and partaking in international events on campus. Alongside her work as a language assistant, she will be taking classes in the English Language and Culture Program.
Marina Stadlbauer is our German Fulbright assistant from Linz, Austria. She has earned a master's degree in translation (German, French, English) at the University of Vienna and will complete another M.A. in interpreting after her interim year at Linfield. In conjunction with that study, Marina spent a semester in Geneva, Switzerland. She loves dance in all its forms, from ballroom to belly, and delights in skiing, hiking, cycling, traveling, and reading. This is her first time in the United States, although she has taken occasional vacations in the United Kingdom. Marina will be helping with an advanced German course as well as an all-level conversation course and will be involved with the German Club. She is taking two courses during the fall semester, in the departments of English and Mass Communication.