Dennis was born in California but grew up just outside Portland, Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree. He taught Geometry for a year at a small private school, was a student teacher for a couple years, and is in his 1st full year of teaching middle school math. He has also been working at Mathnasium for nearly 5 years. He enjoys helping students learn and grow and finding ways to encourage and motivate them. In his free time, he enjoys playing board games, video games, watching shows and anime, playing basketball and other sports, and hanging out with friends.
Mong Lin is a retired teacher who lives in Malaysia with her husband. Prior to teaching, she worked in software development in Singapore for 8 years, after graduating from the National University of Singapore. She has a Certificate in Early Childhood (Montessori), Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers and Masters in Education (with IB educator certificate) from University of Bath in UK. She has taught various subjects to students ranging from Early Years to College Diploma level and held various leadership and administrative positions in two international schools. She has also been an online workshop leader for IB Middle Years Programme, training secondary school teachers.
Mong Lin Chow
Ruth was born and raised in Manipur, North East India. She is one of eight siblings and currently resides with her parents in India. After High School, Ruth advanced her studies and trainings at various schools and seminaries in Bangalore and Kerala, India. During that period, Ruth helped start new boarding schools. Ruth then completed her International Leadership Graduate study in the Philippines. Since then Ruth has worked in leadership positions within various NGO organizations in India including managing of the hostel for the college students and caring for the rescued women from human trafficking.
Qihang Han has been working in the creative industry since she graduated from college in China. She owns an art studio in Beijing. She is married and has two kids, a son and a daughter. They are currently living in Portland.
A lifelong Oregonian, Karina works for an education technology company as a user experience designer. Prior to this, she taught violin and writing for several years. She is eager to work with students again, helping them forge a path in their education journey towards a fulfilling vocation. Some of Karina's favorite pastimes are reading, playing her violin with other musicians, cooking new recipes, and spending time with her family.
Sung and Jessie Yoon
Sung and Jessie are currently living in Oregon with two beautiful daughters and a lovely dog. They both grew up in South Korea and came to the USA for graduate studies.
Jessie has held multiple analyst positions in financial services and electric utility industries. Outside of work, Jessie enjoys watching Broadway musicals, baking and playing the flute (as a beginner).
Sung has served as a machine learning expert in multiple industries such as semiconductor, electric utilities, and entertainment. He is dedicated to helping people and businesses to succeed with data based insights. Sung loves to cook, especially Korean cuisine, and brew a fresh cup of coffee.
They both share the same passion to help grow people around them.
Jordan was born and grew up outside of Portland, Oregon. He has been teaching for 11 years. After teaching English in South Korea for two years, Jordan got his Masters degree in teaching. He taught in Washington state and in Beirut, Lebanon. He is now back in the US. Jordan has a heart for serving those who are overlooked.
Jordan enjoys cooking Korean food and baking sourdough bread. He also enjoys looking for and cooking with food he finds in nature. Recently he has been learning a lot about the edible mushrooms that grow all around us.
Wonjae L. Kang is currently working for Immigrants and Refugee non-profit organization for the last two and half years after having an engineering management career at Intel Corporation. Wonjae is passionate about how technology can help the non-profit's mission and the people they serve in various ways.
Kelvin is a Computer Engineer who is passionate about educating young minds on the topics of technology and renewable energy. He spent his early childhood in India and attended middle school and high school in Taiwan. Having been raised as a "third-culture kid," Kelvin loves getting to meet people from different cultural backgrounds. Kelvin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering and graduated with a Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Portland State University, Portland, OR. He currently resides with his family in Portland and works as a Pre-Silicon Verification Engineer at Siemens Digital Industries Software.
In college, Kelvin led a university club which hosted multiple events to educate student communities in India on the topics of renewable energy and sustainable living. In Taiwan, he volunteered to serve in multiple student outreach programs. Kelvin is driven to continue helping student communities to have a well-rounded education through technology.
My name is Diana Braunworth. My husband and I have lived in Egypt and in Malawi, Africa. We have four children. I have taught in the classroom for 15 years, 9 years teaching elementary school and 6 years teaching high school students. I have also taught piano in my private studio for 10 years. For 9 years I homeschooled my youngest daughter. Playing piano, reading, cooking, and traveling are some of the things I enjoy doing.
Laurie is a retired elementary school teacher in Oregon, who keeps busy as a substitute teacher to keep the connections made with staff, students, and families. During her tenure as an elementary teacher, Laurie earned her "English as a Second Language" endorsement. Laurie has been married to her husband, Don, for forty-one years. They have two grown children and being Nana and Papa to four granddaughters ages 3, 5, 9, and 11 (and one grandson due to make his appearance in October of 2022!). Laurie has a heart and passion to touch the lives of students in SE Asia.