VISAS Leadership 2021-2022

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VISAS Leadership 2021-2022 Left to right: (top) Advika Roongta, Nhiya Dewer, Aidan Thies, Travis Schuck, Drew Fansler, Melissa Choi, (middle) Linda Tran, Ada Zhang, (bottom) Elsa Thompson, Julia Pan, Sophia Applegate, Leigh Kessler, Liz Wittner

ADMINISTRATORS


 Name  Position  Email  Phone Office
Elizabeth WittnerCAELC Academic Director/VISAS Program Directorew3p@virginia.edu(434) 243-2300
(434) 924-3372
Nau 156
Elsa ThompsonCAELC Volunteer Program Assistantethompson@virginia.edu(434) 243-1945
(434) 924-3372
Nau 153

VISAS INTERNS 2021-2022


Workplace ESL Coordinators

Advika Roongta

ar3sgd@virginia.edu

Year: 3rd

Major: Economics 

Hometown: Mumbai, India / Dubai, UAE

Languages: English, Hindi, a little Arabic and French 

Experience with VISAS: Workplace!

Nhiya David

nd8huv@virginia.edu

Year: 2nd

Major: Biology & Spanish

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Languages: English, Spanish

Experience with VISAS: Workplace

Melissa Choi

mc2gn@virginia.edu

Year: 4th

Major: Global Public Health & Psychology

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Languages: English

Experience with VISAS: O’Hill and Newcomb Workplace & Moderator 

Drew Fansler

awf5bk@virginia.edu

Year: 4th

Major: Global Public Health & Spanish 

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Languages: English

Experience with VISAS: LC, CC & Moderator

Julia Pan

awf5bk@virginia.edu

Year: 3rd

Major: Neuroscience

Hometown: Chesapeake,  VA

Languages: English, Chinese

Experience with VISAS: Workplace, LC, CC

Aidan Thies

lt3dw@virginia.edu

Year: 2nd Year Grad Student

Major: Linguistics and TESOL Certificate

Hometown: Vienna, Virginia

Languages: English, Spanish, a little Russian

Experience with VISAS: ESLA, Moderator

Language Consultant Coordinator

Linda Tran

lt3dw@virginia.edu

Year: 4th

Major: Psychology and Biology

Hometown: Gainesville, VA

Languages: English, Chinese

Experience with VISAS: Workplace, LC

ESL Assistant Coordinator

Travis Schuck

tss7xy@virginia.edu

Year: 3rd

Major: Global Studies and Spanish

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Languages: English, Spanish

Experience with VISAS: Workplace, ESLA, Moderator

Classroom Consultant Coordinator

Sophia Applegate

sma8y@virginia.edu

Year: 4th

Major: Youth & Social Innovation

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Languages: English, some Spanish

Experience with VISAS: CC, Moderator, Workplace

VISAS Café/Social Events Coordinator

Ada Zhang

abz2mf@virginia.edu

Year: 3rd

Major: Statistics (minor in Politics)

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA

Languages: English, Chinese

Experience with VISAS: CC, VISAS Café

Media, Outreach, and Recruitment Coordinator

Leigh Kesser

lxk4dd@virginia.edu

Year: 4th

Major: Global Security & Justice and Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Hometown: Memphis, TN→ Camden, ME

Languages: English, conversational Chinese

Experience with VISAS: ESLA, LC, TC