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DOMNA C. STANTON

Domna C. Stanton, PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar of French language, history and culture with a focus on gender and class dynamics in the early modern period and the 17th century. Dr. Stanton’s work is considered foundational to the contemporary application of feminist theory to French history, and her research interests have spanned from in-depth study and critique of early female authors, issues of attribution and perspective in historiography and national identity, and early modern attitudes on race and slavery. She has been extensively published, with several seminal books in print, and has contributed articles and essays to numerous academic journals. Dr. Stanton is perhaps best-known as the author of the 1980 classic “The Aristocrat as Art: A Study

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ANH HA THI HO

Born in Vietnam, Anh Ha Thi Ho spent 16 years in France as a child, where she received her elementary and secondary education. She returned to Vietnam with her family so that her father could for president and remained in Vietnam following the Vietnam War despite her family’s best efforts to leave the country and escape the oppressive regime there. During this time, she earned certification in teaching French as a second language and in literature and arts from the College of Literature and Arts in Vietnam. In 1983, Ms. Ho and her husband were sponsored by her brother, a Canadian citizen, to move to Canada and become permanent residents. Ms. Ho stayed in Canada for the next two years

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ELNA DE LA BANDERA

Holding considerable expertise in interpreting and translating in Spanish, Elna de la Bandera embarked on her career with studies at Colby College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, with honors, in 1958. She then joined the U.S. Foreign Service as a secretary and translator in Argentina and Uruguay from 1959 to 1963 and the Inter-American Council of Commerce and Production in Uruguay as a translator from 1966 to 1967. In 1968, she began work as a freelance interpreter and translator in the United States and Peru, roles she held until 1986. During this time, she contributed her skills as the senior editor of the Princeton International Translations from 1980 to 1984 and as a secretary for Wysoker,

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Nancy Boyer

NANCY G. BOYER

Inspired to be a teacher by her aunt, who taught American history and government, Nancy G. Boyer, PhD, retired as an English as a second language (ESL) instructor at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, in 2020. First joining the college in 1991, she also spent over two decades as chair of her department. She previously taught ESL at Pasadena City College from 1990 to 1991, Kuwait University from 1984 to 1990, Arkansas State University from 1983 to 1984 and Brigham Young University from 1979 to 1983. Earlier in her career, she was an ESL instructor with Church College of Western Samoa and the Briam Institute of the American Cultural Center in Madrid. Embarking on her studies with a

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Peggy Edwards

PEGGY P. EDWARDS

A consummate educator, author and illustrator, Peggy P. Edwards taught at all levels, university through preschool, focusing on language — thus her fascination for storytelling and writing. She authored “Alfabeto Crossover Alphabet” and “Lalalandia” in addition to organizing the publication of six volumes of “Village Stories.” Her teaching career was launched at 7 in Mexico, teaching English to eager Spanish speakers. They, in turn, told her their stories. After graduating from a bilingual high school in Mexico City, her father, an American businessman, enrolled her at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Latin American affairs. Upon graduating, she flew for Braniff Airlines as a stewardess and met her first husband. They travelled north

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Rhoda Kayakjuak

RHODA KAYAKJUAK

Rhoda Kayakjuak is one of Canada’s most prominent Inuktitut interpreters and translators, and has earned distinction as an ambassador for Canadian Aboriginal culture. Growing up facing the tension of navigating both a traditional and a colonized lifestyle, she found that her language skills were a bridge between the two and a vessel to share her culture. In 1984, Ms. Kayakjuak completed coursework at Thebacha Campus, NWT, and has pursued additional study in translation and localization through Lionbridge. In 1990, Ms. Kayakjuak was welcomed to the Canadian government’s Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, where she served as a communications officer and public engagement team leader until 1994. Between 1995 and 1999, she worked directly with the Nunavut Planning Commission as an

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Alicia Eller

ALICIA SUÁREZ ELLER

Growing up, Alicia Suárez Eller’s parents taught in the fields of music and agriculture in Chile. Eventually, she made the decision to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become a teacher. Upon relocating to North Carolina during the early 1960s, she attended Louisburg College and earned an Associate of Arts in 1965. Soon thereafter, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish teaching, cum laude, from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1970. Ms. Eller began her career as a fourth grade teacher at Gold Sand Elementary School in Louisburg, North Carolina, between 1970 and 1974. She further assumed employment with Louisburg High School as a Spanish teacher from 1975 until her retirement in 2001. After retiring as a

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Josephine Hendin

JOSEPHINE GATTUSO HENDIN

Josephine Gattuso Hendin, PhD, is a tenured professor at New York University (NYU), who has been teaching on campus since 1979. An expert in American literature, American modernism, and contemporary and postmodern literature, her areas of interest also include psychology and literature, ethnicity and literature, and creative writing. During her tenure at NYU, she served as the Tiro A. Segno professor of Italian American studies between 2001 and 2010, chaired the English department between 1995 and 1999, and was director of the expository writing program during 1983. Considering her chairman role to be one of her greatest accomplishments, Dr. Hendin was able to create a curriculum for students, which was an honor. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, she was

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JACQUETTA ANDERSON DAVIS

Jacquetta Anderson Davis has accumulated more than 38 years in education as an English language educator and curriculum writer for English as a second language at the East Windsor Regional School District in Hightstown, New Jersey. Hired by the school district in 1981 just after completing a bachelor’s degree, she also spent 15 years as a missionary and evangelist at various churches throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey between 1975 and 1990. Additionally, she spent one year as a foreign missionary on the Fiji Islands through the United Missionary Fellowship Inc., in Sacramento, California, during 1978. Outside of her full-time commitments in the classroom, Ms. Davis was involved with the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association, where

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Slavica Esnault-Pelterie

SLAVICA ESNAULT-PELTERIE

While she was living in Paris, Slavica Esnault-Pelterie met Evan Galebright, who was the U.S. ambassador in that city. He told her that he was looking for someone for American Express Bank, and that she was the perfect candidate for private banking because of the degrees she earned. She pursued a formal education at the University of Belgrade in Serbia, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature in 1973. She then matriculated at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where she attained a Master of Arts in economics, political science and law, with honors, in 1975. Ms. Esnault-Pelterie would like to continue to work in in private banking, and she has since opened new markets in Dubai, United Arab

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