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Christine Palumbo
PhD, Second Language Acquistion/Teaching

Christine Palumbo (Chrissy)  earned her PhD from the University of Arizona Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) interdisciplinary program, and master’s degrees in Applied Linguistics from the University of Maryland and the University of Arizona minoring in Teacher Training in Education (TTE) from the College of Education. Christine has developed pre and in-service teacher development programs in the United States, Asia, Africa, Central, and South America and has been a second language and foreign language consultant, teacher educator, and international trainer for the US Department of State and the US English Language Fellow Program in Panama where she continues to be an international consultant. Dr. Palumbo served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone and later as a Peace Corps Volunteer Response (PCVR) in Costa Rica. Most recently (2022) Chrissy joined the Peace Corps Virtual Service Pilot Program team serving in Timor Leste and soon in Ethiopia. She has most recently taught the Theory of L2 Reading and Speaking for the University of California, San Diego and is also involved in community outreach for ELL learners for Southwestern College and the Adult School. Her research interests include macro assessment, immersion, second-language acquisition assessment, and the role of culture in society. 

Some fun facts about Chrissy is that she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer four times in multiple countries and she is passionate about TEFL teachers and learners and promotes equity brain based strategies in her training and learning classrooms.