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.
Sue has an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College. She has worked at the International Tutoring Center since September 2012. She has also had a number of short plays produced throughout the country, and she still writes short plays. She regularly ushers for local and regional theater companies, and then she gets to see the play for free. Sue currently lives in Boston. She has lived for one year in Florida, has traveled to Paris, London, Scotland, and Wales. In her spare time, she reads a lot of magazines like The New Yorker, listens to music, especially jazz and country, and watches Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and other cable channels. She also loves to take long walks outside; she usually walks at least 5 miles every day.