2021-2022 Social Media Sub-Committee

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Yunjung (Eunice) Nam

Yunjung Nam is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and ESL at the Georgia State University. Her research interests include language assessment literacy, language teacher education, and second language acquisition. In addition to researching, she has passion in teaching languages. She started her teaching career as a public high school teacher in South Korea, and also has been teaching academic English, and elementary Korean at universities in the US. She values collaboration between applied linguistics researchers and practitioners in language education. She serves on the GSC Social Media Sub-committee by co-organizing and facilitating GSC webinars and other events and updating social media accounts. She can be reached at ynam3@gsu.edu

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Tetiana Tytko

Tetiana Tytko is a Ph.D. student in SLA and a Graduate Assistant in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds an M.A. in Linguistics from Ohio University and an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Chernivtsi National University. Her research interests include instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and their intersection. Additionally, Tetiana is interested in the way technology can contribute to social interaction and facilitate L2 reading and writing. She can be reached at ttytko@umd.edu.

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Gordon West

Gordon Blaine West is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Second Language Acquisition. He has an MA in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He worked previously as an English language teacher and teacher educator in the U.S. and South Korea. His research interests are in transmodal communications, narrative analysis, and critical language pedagogy. His work has been published in Applied Linguistics Review, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, Linguistics and Education, and International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. He can be reached at gbwest@wisc.edu.


Sophia Minnillo

Sophia Minnillo is a Ph.D. student in Linguistics at University of California, Davis with a focus on second language acquisition and corpus linguistics. Her current research examines second and heritage language learning of Spanish with a concentration on writing development and learner corpus analysis. Sophia’s research interests broadly include language pedagogy, learner corpus research, and language testing. When Sophia is not creating social media posts for the GSC Social Media Sub-Committee, she can be found hiking and biking in Northern California. Sophia can be reached at smminnillo@ucdavis.edu.

Member Testimonials

"Being a part of AAAL GSC has been a great experience for me since I feel a sense of belonging. AAAL GSC members are helping the AAAL grad student community by providing helpful resources and interacting with students via multiple platforms. This has taught me a lot about how to build a community and how to serve an academic community as an aspiring professional researcher."  

- Yunjung (Eunice) Nam 

"During the 2017-2018 academic year, I was a member of the GSC social media sub-committee. As a social media sub-committee member, I was able to connect with other graduate students in the field. Additionally, I acquired various skills that I was able to use in my future service endeavors. For members who are considering applying to be a part of the social media subcommittee, I highly recommend doing so as it can provide professional opportunities to expand one's network and to learn from others in the field."

- James Coda 

"I have benefited a lot from serving in the GSC Social Media Sub-Committee in 2018 and in the GSC Event Planning Sub-Committee in 2017. Through these experiences, I got the opportunity to talk with many talented and well-known scholars in the field, as well as junior scholars (like our graduate fellows!) who could be long-term collaborators and friends. Such experience broadened my view towards the field and opened a conversation that was just not limited to the sub-field that I am interested in researching. More importantly, I feel really proud to have the autonomy and voice to be heard as a graduate student."

- Yi Wang

2020-2021 Social Media Sub-Committee

Yunjung (Eunice) Nam, Georgia State University

Larissa Goulart, Northern Arizona University

Tetiana Tytko, University of Maryland, College Park

2019-2020 Social Media Sub-Committee

Josiah Murphy, Kent State University

Yunjung (Eunice) Nam, Georgia State University

Yi Wang, University of Arizona

Larissa Goulart, Northern Arizona University

Svetlana Koltovskaia, Oklahama State University

2018-2019 Social Media Sub-Committee

Nicole Deschene, New York University

Andrea Lypka, University of South Florida

Maria Ruiz-Martinez, University of Colorado

2017-2018 Social Media Sub-Committee

James Coda, University of Georgia 

Shyam Pandey, Purdue University 

Jui-Hsin (Renee) Hung, Indiana University-Bloomington

2016-2017 Social Media Sub-Committee

Jessica Lian, Georgia State University