WILS Teachers

Name: Wally Kemppainen
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA, USA
Education: BA Communication, Radford University
Bio: Wally came to Korea in September 2011 looking to challenge himself in an environment completely different from his own on the other side of the world. He enjoys spending his time exploring Seoul, eating good food, as well as watching and talking about sports. He's an avid supporter of FC Seoul and the Nexen Heroes!

Name: Kristin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Education: BA in Elementary Education and Art, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Bio: Kristin grew up in Milwaukee, WI, and she always wanted to be a teacher. She graduated with her degree in education and taught in America for 4 years before coming to Korea. Here, she enjoys learning Korean, training in Taekwondo, and teaching English.

Name: Alexander Shipp
Hometown: Bath, England, U.K.
Education: BA Geography & Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University
Bio: Alex came to Korea in late 2016. He had previously taught in Catalonia and has a CELTA certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. His interests mostly lie in outdoor pursuits and is a keen cyclist and fisherman – often combining the two together on weekend excursions and is a great admirer of the Gangwon-do province.

Name: Benjamin Sauers
Hometown: Michigan, USA
Education: BS History and Political Science, Grace College / MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching), University of St. Francis (2019)
Bio: Ben came to Korea for the chance to live abroad. He enjoys reading, being outside, drinking coffee and eating good Korean food!

Name: Daniele
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Education: BA in Journalism, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Bio: Daniele is from Montreal, Canada, and was raised in an Italian-Canadian family.  Daniele has always had a particular interest and passion in travel, languages and culture.  Daniele is fluent in four languages (English, French, Italian and Spanish). He came to Korea to learn more about the world and its various cultures.

Name: Ana
Hometown: Long Beach, CA, USA
Education: BA in Psychology, Purdue University
Bio: Ana grew up in California and Indiana while maintaining close ties to her parents’ home country, Mexico. She recently worked in the Dominican Republic and is excited to learn about Korean culture.

Name: 김나나
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Education: 이화여자대학교 학사, 서울대학교 석사 수료

Name: Todd Sullivan
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Education: BA in Literature, Georgia State University / MFA in Creative Writing, Queens College

Bio: Todd has taught and lived in Korea for nine years. He’s published fiction in publications throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

Name: John
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Education: BA Music Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London

Name: Lim Ji Eun
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Education: BA English Literature and Language, Hanyang University