Chelsea received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and German Studies in 2012, and completed her Master of Arts in German Studies with an emphasis in Pedagogy in 2014 at the University of Arizona. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT).
She has taught several courses in the Basic Language Program, including GER 101, 102, and 201. She also taught GER 211 in Leipzig for the Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig Program, as well as GER 371, an online course on contemporary German culture.
Chelsea’s research interests include the use of authentic cultural media (i.e., music, film, Web sites, etc.) in the foreign language classroom, the common difficulties English learners of German experience with the German case and gender systems, and the ways instructors can alleviate those difficulties.