Shirice is a second year-Masters degree student in EPOL at the University of Illinois College of Education, with a focus in Global Studies in Education and Diversity and Equity. Her research interests include issues of student identity within bilingual /multicultural classrooms, diversity and first generation college students. She serves as a Research Assistant and Program Coordinator in the Office of International Programs, and as a Teaching Assistant in the Educational Psychology Department. 

Shirice is a proud Jamaican American from Worcester, Massachusetts who attained her Bachelors degree in Communications from Howard University. She went on to work in television production and journalism before discovering a love for international teaching and program coordination. She attained an EFL teaching certification and Secondary Language Arts/Literature teaching certification while overseas.

 

She has lived in China, Japan and the Northern Mariana Islands as well as several US states. Places she has traveled to include Macao, Hong Kong, Thailand, S. Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, Jamaica, Guam, Tinian, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, and Luxembourg. She is married to her wonderful, fellow globe trotting husband, Adam. Aside from traveling, her hobbies include reading, snorkeling, watching films, and cooking.

 

Fun Facts:

-Former high school Senior Class President, Cheerleader and Air Force JROTC Officer

-Once interned for the Democratic National Committee 

-Was the first Black news reporter in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

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