• F-1 and J-1 immigration advising (PDSO, RO)
• OPT and CPT authorization
• Intensive English Program administration
Rose Honegger has been the Director of the Office of International Affairs and the Intensive English Program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 2004. Prior to joining UL Lafayette, Rose taught at the Intensive English Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at the Linguistics Department at the National University of Malaysia. She works closely with all international students to facilitate graduation and a successful transition to graduate programs or pursuit of careers.
Megan Lachaussee Miller
• SEVIS I-20 and DS-2019 document management
• Intensive English Program administration
• SEVIS I-20 travel endorsement (DSO)
• Full-time letter requests
• OPT & CPT processing
A native of Lafayette, Katie Louviere graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Political Science from UL Lafayette. During her time at the University, she enjoyed working in the Department of Facilities Management, as well as, other departments on campus. She loves the spirited atmosphere throughout campus and enjoys interacting with students, faculty and staff.
Sara Beth Ferguson, Ph.D.
Sara Beth grew up in the farmlands of Georgia, and has lived, studied, and worked in many regions of the United States, including the frozen North, the deserts of the Southwest, and now the Louisiana swamp. She first became interested in ESL while taking a course in comparative linguistics and creative translation at the University of Michigan. She earned her PhD from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2016. When she isn’t teaching, Sara Beth enjoys reading in hammocks, hiking, looking at things through microscopes and telescopes, and studying the integration of creative writing practices in ESL instruction.
• Coffee Talk
• IEP newsletter
• Curriculum Development (Grammar and LSP)
ESL Specialist - Acting Coordinator (Spring II 2017)
Erin Holden graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a M.A. in English in 2011 and has a B.A. in Mass Communications. She has taught at UL Lafayette, LSU Eunice, and the South Louisiana Community College Adult Education program where she helped students pass the HiSET exam. Erin loves learning about the rich and varied cultures of her students at the IEP, and she enjoys traveling, reading, and writing short stories in her spare time.
• IEP newsletter
• Math vocabulary class
• Curriculum Development (Reading)
Originally from Michigan, Brandt moved to Louisiana in 2011 to pursue a Master’s degree in Rhetoric & Composition. While working in the English Department’s Writing Center, he discovered an interest in ESL studies by working with international students. Brandt enjoys road trips and local festivals, and can usually be found at UL’s pool swimming laps.
• Social Media
• Cultures United/Peer Programming
• Curriculum Development (Writing)
Tara Branch is originally from Lafayette and has a background in Marketing and Mass Communication from Louisiana State University and is currently working on her TEFL certification. After working for 3 years, she decided to teach abroad in Italy and Spain during the summer of 2016. She has traveled to countries in Western Europe, Costa Rica and islands in the Caribbean.
Jacqueline E. Hebert holds a B.S. in Psychology and is currently finishing an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In addition to teaching private and online ESL classes as the Co-Director of the Learning Center at Lafayette Speech and Learning Center, she has worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for ESOL 101 (English for Speakers of Other Language) at UL Lafayette and as a North American Language and Cultural Assistant for the Spanish Ministry of Education in Madrid and Andújar, Spain. She also conducts research in cognitive linguistics and is a member of UL’s Language and Cognition Lab.
Michelle Sands has been teaching at the IEP since 2015. She received her M.A. in English from Tulane University in 2011, and began working in TESOL in 2013 as a teaching assistant at Oportunidades NOLA, which offered community English classes in New Orleans. She taught in Madrid, Spain from 2013 to 2015 as the recipient of a teaching assistantship through the Spanish Ministry of Education. She is currently completing coursework in the TESOL graduate certificate program at UL Lafayette.
Olu Adesiyun is currently pursuing her Master’s in Civil Engineering. She also holds an M.S. in Geology and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is from Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria. She chose UL Lafayette because of the scholarship opportunities and the wonderful people and food.
Fumy Rita is currently pursuing her Master’s in Communication. She holds a B.A. in Modern Languages with a minor in Microbiology and an M.A. in French and Spanish from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is from Lisbon, Portugal and Sao Tomé and Principe. Fumy chose UL Lafayette because she was the recipient of an international scholarship and liked the affordable cost of living. She has remained in Lafayette because of the people and the culture.
Charliese West is currently pursuing her Master’s in Communication. She holds a B.S. in Sociology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and earned an International Baccalaureate from the American International School of Lusaka in Zambia. Charliese chose to attend UL Lafayette to be close to her siblings who told her great things about the University and the city of Lafayette.
Ka Chan is an undergraduate student majoring in General Studies. He holds associate’s degrees in arts and sciences from Citrus College in Glendora, California. Ka is originally from Macao, China and chose to attend UL Lafayette for the scholarship opportunities.
Anu Osibo is an undergraduate student majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is from Lagos State, Nigeria. Her fascination with the Cajun culture and the scholarship opportunities at the University influenced her decision to choose UL.
Adriana Sanchez is an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in Spanish. She is from Quito, Ecuador. She believes that Lafayette is a city full of people with different backgrounds and cultures and that diversity was one of the main characteristics that attracted her to UL. She describes UL Lafayette as ‘one big Cajun family!’