Languages you speak, studied or learned: Swahili, English, Kikuyu, Kiembu
Language teaching here at UO: Swahili
Language teaching you did at home: Teacher of English
Favorite hobbies: Running, watching movies, travelling, outdoor activities.
Why did you become an FLTA? Why did you come to Oregon?
FLTA was the best channel as a language instructor to share my language and culture with the world. This prestigious program also gives me a chance to learn American culture and language instruction. Therefore, I am a Global Teacher.
An interesting word or phrase from your language that just doesn't translate to English or other languages:
Ugali, Chapati, Nyamachoma (East African foods) Siku ambayo utatembea uchi ndio upatana na mkweo
Something you hope to do or try during your time here:
I hope I will travel to as many places as possible, watch movies at Imax, attend Ducks Football matches, attend basketball games, showcase my culture and share my language.
Anything else you would like to share:
I wish to thank The Fulbright Program and the University of Oregon for a chance to share my language and culture with American students and community. This opportunity gives me a chance to grow personally and professionally. I pass my gratitude to Yamada Language Center, Department of Linguistics and my supervisor, Mwalimu Mokaya for your support.