Samantha Jungheim is an alum of the University of Southern California (USC) Rossier School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. Currently, they design online English courses. From 2019 to 2021 they worked at the USC American Language Institute (ALI) where they aided USC non-native English speakers. The ALI Writing Labs and Book Club were initiated virtually by Jungheim during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2015, Jungheim received a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Painting from San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). After graduating from SFAI, Jungheim’s long-standing interest in foreign cultures and languages led them to move to South Korea. They taught English for two and a half years in South Korea in both Jeonju and Seoul. They also taught USC students' spouses for one semester at the USC English Language Program (ELP), run by the Office of International Services (OIS), as the English Language Program Coordinator. Jungheim specializes in communicating with learners from diverse backgrounds and creating creative educational materials for online and on-ground classrooms. In October 2020, they presented three times during the CATESOL 2020 Regional State Conference. In addition, they co-authored a chapter in "TESOL Guide for Critical Praxis in Teaching, Inquiry, and Advocacy" in 2021. Jungheim continues contributing to the TESOL field as an educator, materials writer, and researcher.
CATESOL Education Foundation (Online Teaching, Materials Writing, TELL, and Pronunciation Interest Groups)
University of Southern California
USC TESOL Club (2019-2020)