Laura holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from UMass Boston and a BA in English and Spanish Literature from Emmanuel College. She’s supported international student populations throughout her career, and has worked a Writing Specialist at her alma matter, as both a student services advisor and a co-op advisor here at Northeastern’s College of Engineering, and has taught career management and US workplace cultural competence to international graduate students. She currently works with PhD students at Khoury College of Computer Sciences as an Assistant Director on their Graduate Student Services team. Laura grew up just north of Boston in Lynn, and still lives there now. She is a native English speaker, and speaks Spanish as well. She loves musical artist Bad Bunny, and enjoys training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at every opportunity she finds.
Ethan is the English Language Specialist for GSS and holds a PhD in English from Northeastern. He conducts research, manages the day-to-day operations of the ITC, tutors students, and promotes the services of GSS. Ethan loves working with international students on all aspects of English communication; he has taught multiple writing courses like American Literature, First-Year Writing for Multilingual Learners, Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing, Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions/ in the Health Professions/ In Business Administration/ in the Sciences. Ethan grew up in New Hampshire and currently lives in Lowell. In his spare time he loves watching stand-up comedy, both in-person and on television.