• Global Classroom "Teaching Aides"

    UCLA Global Classroom's teaching aides include individuals from various backgrounds, ranging from recent UCLA graduates to local residents, providing comprehensive support for courses and programs.

UCLA Global Classroom's partners employ full-time and part-time teaching aides to help provide support for the UCLA courses, instructors and staff. UCLA teaching aides come from all walks of life, from recent UCLA graduates to local residents working in their respective academic and professional fields.

Our TAs

Kyle Travess  2017 - present

Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Seattle University

B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature, University of Washington

Kyle graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature. He then went on to get a Masters of Education in TESOL from Seattle University. Kyle began teaching in China in 2015.

 

Dan Le 2019 - present

Master of Education, UCLA

B.A. in History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

 



Hu Tong  2020 - present

M.BA. Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA Program

M.S. in Computer Science, University of Chicago

B.S. in Engineering of Automation, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication

Dan earned his M.Ed from UCLA in 2008. He has been working with students since 2005 and has been teaching in Nagoya, Japan since 2012. He is currently also teaching in the Cultural Studies Department at Aichi University in Nagoya.

 

Tang Guowen  2019 - present

M.S. in Computer Science, The Chinese University of Electronic Science and Technology

B.S. in Computer Science, The Chinese University of Electronic Science and Technology

Tang Guowen has more than ten years of work experience in the field of computer science including positions at ZTE and Huawei. His interests include software and hardware co-design, driver development, Linux kernel, agile development, and education.

 

William Ikerd  2020 - present

M.Ed., American College of Education

B.A. in History, UCLA

William has worked in the field of education in Nanjing since 2017 and enjoys teaching and learning about history.

 

 

David Ramirez  2020 - present

B.A. in Political Science and Chinese, UCLA

David worked as an education consultant in Hangzhou before joining UCLA Global Classroom.

 

 

 

Gabriel Butler  2016 -2020

B.A. in Business Economics, UCLA

Gabriel received his B.A. from UCLA in Business Economics with a minor in Japanese in 2009. He is a JASSO scholar and has been teaching in China since 2010.



Sarah Roman 2017 -2020

M.A. in International Relations, Peking University

B.A. in Art History, UCLA

Sarah graduated from UCLA in 2013 with a B.A. (Honors) in Art History. She then received a Chinese government scholarship to study at Peking University and graduated in 2017 with a M.A. in International Relations.


Melissa Cho 2018 - 2020

B.A. in International Development Studies, UCLA

Melissa received her B.A. from UCLA in International Development Studies. Prior to joining Global Classroom, Melissa has had experience teaching in Asia.

 

 

Jeannie Chen 2019 -2020

Master of Library and Information Sciences, UCLA

B.A. in English, California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Jeannie earned her Master's Degree in Library Science in 2018 from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She graduated with her B.A. from the English Honors Program at CSUN. Her areas of interest include archival studies, academic librarianship, literature, music and performing arts, and Asian American Studies.

 

Adrienne Ou 2016 - 2018

B.A. in Political Science, UCLA

Adrienne graduated from UCLA in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Classics. After graduating from UCLA, she hopes to become a career diplomat via the U.S. Foreign Service.



Joseph "Joey" Saraceno 2016 - 2017

B.A. in Political Science, UCLA

Joey graduated from UCLA in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude). He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at USC. His research interests include regional identity politics, civil society and mental health, global governance, and social movements in the U.S.


Alycia Cheng 2014 - 2016

Master of Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA

B.A. in Sociology, UCLA

Alycia earned a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA. She currently works with community organizations on civic engagement.


Cathy He 2015 - 2016

B.A. in Political Science and Asian American Studies, UCLA

Cathy graduated from UCLA in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science and Asian American Studies. After returning to the U.S., she worked as a Program Associate at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) in Washington, D.C.


Alice Thai 2014 - 2015

J.D., New York University School of Law

B.A. in Political Science, UCLA

Alice earned a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA with a minor in Spanish. In 2018, she earned a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was a Mitchell Jacobson Scholar, a staff editor of the Annual Survey of American Law, and Co-Chair of the Women of Color Collective.

Kevan Wilbanks 2012 - 2014

B.A. in Global Studies, UCLA

Kevan graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a B.A. in Global Studies and a Minor in French and Francophone Studies. He currently works for the UCLA International Institute.



Melanie Sie 2013 - 2014

B.A. in Global Studies, UCLA

Melanie graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a B.A. in Global Studies and a Minor in Chinese. Melanie has worked for USAID and currently works on the Legal Operations team at Google.



Tyler Babcock 2010 - 2013

M.B.A. and M.A., Georgetown University

B.A. in East Asian Studies, University of Arizona

Tyler received his B.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona and a dual MBA and Master's degree from Georgetown University. He is now a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

 


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