• OPT and CPT authorization
• Intensive English Program administration
Dr. 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, Dr. Honegger 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
• Sponsored students/advisors
• Intensive English Program administration
• 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.
• Monday Funday/Extracurricular Programming
• Facilities and safety
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.
• Conversation Hour/Extracurricular Programming
• Curriculum Development (Grammar)
Sarah Moosa - Acting Coordinator (Summer 2018)
Sarah Moosa grew up on the Acadiana prairies in Louisiana. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science and interned for the National Park Service. While working on her M.S. in Geology, she found her passion for teaching and decided to pursue an M.A. in TESOL at UL Lafayette which she earned in December 2017. While earning her degree, she taught international high school students English and introduced them to American culture at Concordia Language Villages during the summer of 2017. She also worked at UL’s Writing Center for about two years where she helped national and international students from both science and liberal arts departments become more confident, academic writers. To further improve her knowledge of language acquisition, she has been studying Japanese and hopes to travel there one day.
• Curriculum Development (Writing)
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.
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 summers of 2016 and 2017. 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 an M.A. in TESOL from UL 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.
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.
Alexandra Morrow is a graduate student in the Master of Business Administration program. She completed a B.S. in Middle School Education from UL Lafayette in 2018. She is originally from South Hampton, Ontario, Canada. As an undergraduate, she was a student athlete for the Ragin' Cajun track team. She is looking forward to pursuing her MBA.
Roxana Montes Reichle is an undergraduate student majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is a legacy student (her father is a graduate of the University) from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She chose UL Lafayette so that she could follow in her father's footsteps and to be close to her siblings.
Zayira Quiroz Parraga
Zayira Quiroz is an undergraduate student from Ecuador. She came to Louisiana three years ago as an exchange student and fell in love with the culture and food. After studying at LSU-Alexandria for a year, she transferred to UL Lafayette to study Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. She chose UL because of the opportunities and scholarships for international students that the university offers.