- IU Bloomington
JesAlana joined our center in 2019 and holds a doctorate in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education. She is a professional dedicated to multilingual collaboration, fostering enthusiasm through diversity, and facilitating communication internationally. Prior to her position with us, JesAlana taught English composition to international students, Spanish to native English-speaking students, and tutored French, while also studying Mandarin (Chinese), Italian, and Portuguese. Due to these experiences, she feels a deep responsibility to empowering people through global educational opportunities that focus on equity and inclusion and are interdisciplinary in nature. Outside of IU, JesAlana enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, visiting the zoo and the beach, and going kayaking.