Meet the TeamGLS staff bring graduate-level education and years of teaching experience to Northeastern University. It is our number one priority to support you as you set out to achieve your educational and career goals. We are passionate about the work we do and look forward to meeting you through our various program offerings!
Adaire is currently enrolled in the MS in Analytics program at Northeastern University – Toronto. He holds a BTech in Aerospace Engineering and has a year of professional experience. Adaire is passionate about expanding his connections, helping people, and learning about different cultures. As a GLS Ambassador, he assists in planning and leading cultural activities as well as Global Village events at the Toronto campus. His hobbies are cooking, exploring, and programming.
GLS Specialist-San Jose
Alexandra (she/her) joined Global Learner Support in the fall of 2021. She has an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Teaching a Foreign Language (Spanish) from New York University. Before moving to the Bay Area, Alexandra worked as a Global Teaching Fellow at Tokyo International University (TIU), an education consultant at Sesame Workshop, and a language teacher in public schools in New York City, Japan, and France. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, reading history books, studying languages, and exploring new food scenes.
Annie (they/them) is enthusiastic about international education and intercultural communication. They graduated with an MA (University of Denver) and a BA (University of New Mexico) in International Studies. Annie studied at Ritsumeikan University in Japan and taught English for two years at a public school in Daegu, South Korea. They value creating a sense of community and enjoy writing, spending time with their cat, and dance.
Claire is both an avid learner and teacher/tutor. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MS in Education, the University of Illinois (BA), and the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA). Claire is an excellent resource for ways to find success in higher education. Her hobbies include travel, reading, and music.
Deniz (he/him) has more than a decade of experience in teaching English at all levels. He has an MA in TESOL and a BA in English Linguistics. He also obtained a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Cambridge Assessment English. Deniz is a practitioner and a passionate advocate of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Mindfulness. He loves doing yoga, hiking, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.
Jeremy Walter, Ed.D.
Jeremy (he/him) is responsible for developing, managing, and leading language, academic, and cultural support services on Northeastern University’s global campuses. Additionally, he teaches courses and leads workshops for GLS on the Seattle campus. Jeremy has a Doctorate in Education from Northeastern University, an MA in Applied Linguistics & TESOL from Newcastle University, and a BA in English Studies from Illinois State University. He enjoys traveling, learning new languages, and playing the piano.
Joseph (he/him) provides a range of English language education services and leads cultural activities at the Vancouver campus. He loves teaching English learners at all levels and learning about different cultures from his students. Joseph has an MA in Pacific and Asian Studies, a Diploma in TESOL, and a BA in English. His thesis is focused on educational reform in Japan within the context of the globalization of education. Joseph’s hobbies include writing, camping, painting, snowboarding, basketball, and he also loves traveling.
GLS Program Assistant
Josephine holds a BA in English and Spanish from Bucknell University. She has extensive experience in editing, design, and project management. As Program Assistant, she leads the marketing and promotional efforts of Global Learner Support through designing flyers, updating the GLS website, and creating post-event surveys and course evaluations. She enjoys indoor gardening, reading, and cultural arts.
Keren (she/her) has experience teaching English language and literature to high school and college students. More recently, she has volunteered with music and education-related non-profits. She has a B.A. (UCLA) and an M.A. (Stanford) in English, and an Ed.M. (Harvard) in Teaching and Curriculum. She enjoys good stories, tennis, long walks, coffee, and tea.
English & Academic Writing Adviser-London
Meera is currently setting up a new Academic English Skills Hub at the London campus. Her previous experience includes teaching Academic English at UK universities, along with being a Training Consultant and an IELTS Examiner (India) for the British Council. She has an MSc in History of Islamic Art (University of Edinburgh) and an MA in Leadership (UCL). Meera also has a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) as well as Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) qualifications from London, UK and is also a qualified Career Counsellor. She enjoys volunteering, reading, music, and exploring different cultures.
Ruth K. MacKechnie, Ed.D.
Ruth (she/her) is passionate about working with students and has taught ESL for over 30 years. She has run programs in Japan, Spain, England, New Zealand, Canada, and the U.S. Ruth has an MA in Education from the Open University in the U.K., a Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults from Cambridge University, and two BAs from the University of Washington. She values music, travel, and time with her family.
Young He (she/her) is an experienced ESL teacher with over 7 years of experience in China and Canada. She holds a master’s in Educational Psychology and a BA in English studies. She provides personalized suggestions to help students learn English. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and chatting with cats.