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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 is now pursuing her Masters Degree in EPOL at UIUC with concentrations in Global Studies and Diversity and Equity. Shirice is interested in research related to first generation college students, diversity and global higher education. Shirice brings eight years of teaching experience both domestic and abroad.


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