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The Director

Arielle AkinesDr. Arielle Akines first began learning Spanish in the third grade. Currently, she has over ten years of experience teaching and tutoring Spanish at the graduate, undergraduate, and elementary school levels. Her background includes working in university language centers, working as an expert linguist researcher for Fortune 500 companies, and as a reading specialist for bilingual elementary students. She has lived in Málaga, Spain and completed her doctoral research on Afro-Latinos in Bogotá, Colombia. She was selected as a 2016 Smithsonian Museum Latino Center Fellow, to research language taxonomies and entity identification.


 LRC Student Ambassador 

Nohemí Pino is a freshman Bible and theological studies major who works in the Language Resource Center as a student ambassador. She plans events for students, creates content for the LRC instagram and website, and works behind the scenes to help improve the LRC. She moved to Wheaton this fall from Long Beach, California. Nohemí enjoys graphic design and video editing, as well as discovering small coffee shops, playing guitar, and watching new movies. She is currently taking Greek in the MCL Department and is excited to be able to use her skills for Biblical exegesis and interpretation, which will be useful as she feels called to work in vocational ministry at the local church. 

Conversation Aides and Tutors

Spanish Conversation Aides 

Madison Feddeler

Annika Wood

Abby Buck

Lucy Gerry

Micaela Van Meter

Ryan Jacobsen

Grace Grossman

Ruthie Bovey

Melissa Montiel

Brianna Hawthorne 

French Conversation Aides

Emily Vogel

Shannon Posthuma

Abby Doci 

Annie Currey

Ruby Burgess

Abby Buck

Classical Languages Conversation Aides

Chris Albert

Samuel Reich

Bekah Slingler