Karen Tucker came to Georgia Tech in September 1987 as an instructor in the Language Institute. Prior to that, she spent two years in Cairo, Egypt, teaching English at the American University in Cairo. During her time in the Middle East, Karen had the opportunity to travel extensively in the area. At the Language Institute, she has taught a variety of subjects and levels, but she especially enjoys teaching grammar. In July 2004, she became the director of the Language Institute. As director, she has had the opportunity to travel to a number of countries including Turkey, Korea, China, Taiwan, Panama, the UAE, and Japan to tell students about our program and Georgia Tech. She enjoys working with faculty, staff, students at the Language Institute and with the Language Institute’s many partners on and off campus. Karen has served on the boards of UCIEP and GATESOL.