Education: M.A., Georgia State University

Jody started her career in teaching English as a Second Language in Tokyo, Japan where she served as an Assistant Language Teacher in the public school system. Upon returning home, she pursued and received  a Masters in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University in 2013. Jody attained her position at GTLI shortly after graduating.  Since then she has taught academically-themed classes for beginner-advanced adult ESL students. Jody's teaching style endorses communicative-language-teaching methods and aspects of student-centered learning. Over the years she has also participated in the One Project on campus and served as a volunteer at the Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta, and Welcoming Atlanta. Jody was born in Kingston Jamaica, but raised in Atlanta Georgia. Her bi-cultural upbringing sparked her interest in intercultural exchanges both domestically and internationally. In her free-time, Jody enjoys food -touring around her home city by car, bike or train, gardening at home, blogging and spending time with family.