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Quick Facts 

Name: Bri Altier

Class of: 2010  

Current Occupation: English Teacher 

Words of Wisdom: Get out of your comfort zone and explore!  Nola will change your life if you let it.

Bri Altier, Class of 2010 Altier, Bri - Profile Pic

English Teacher
Genesis School, South Korea

Tell us about yourself.  How did you come to Tulane?
Growing up in a small town in Florida, I never saw myself ending up in New Orleans.  Six years of school later (undergraduate and graduate), I can't imagine myself as anything else but a Tulanian.



Education

Bachelor of Arts, Communication    2010
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Master of Liberal Arts        2012
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Present Day

What do you do?
- Teach kindergarten-middle age Korean students English skills, primarily focusing on reading comprehension and writing development
- Develop and create foreign teacher curriculum
- Write and contribute to syllabus outlining, lesson plans, and course improvement

What skills do you use regularly?
- Bachelor's degree in related field
- Master's degree (preferred)
- TESOL Certificate (preferred)

How did you get to where you are today?
After I completed my TESOL Certification, I was connected to recruiters in Korea who in turn connected me to my school.

What are some of the pros of your current position or role?
- Opportunity to encourage and assist college-bound students
- Gain an understanding of living and learning abroad
- Develop connections with foreign and domestic residents in Korea

Undergraduate Experiences

What did you study at Tulane?
I majored in Communication and minored in Psychology.

What insights did you have as a college student?
Always be open to new experiences and meeting new people.  In New Orleans, you are constantly confronted with new and often strange circumstances.  If you're looking to cruise along the status quo for four years, Tulane might not be the right place for you.  Get out of your comfort zone and explore!  Nola will change your life if you let it.

What academic advice would you offer incoming students?
After you've decided on a major, try to lay out a plan for the next few years so your course load is spread out evenly.  There's nothing worse than being a second semester senior with a maxed out course load during Jazz Fest.
Also, make time to sign up for random courses that interest you.  I was almost a Jewish Studies minor on accident, just because I loved the courses so much.  You never know what's going to strike your interest.

Discuss a class that had a significant impact on you.
Comm, Culture, and Body (also known as Feminism and Science Fiction) was my favorite class during college.  Professor White taught the class and had a pretty steady cult following within the major.  I love how she creatively encouraged class discussion and always kept lectures interesting.

Lagniappe

What was your first job after earning your undergraduate degree?
I was the Program Coordinator for the Tulane University Football Department.  I actually worked in the Tulane Football Department for six years (all four years of undergrad and an additional two while I was working on my master's degree).  It provided me with great work experience and later, an opportunity to work while pursuing my master's degree with an employee tuition waiver.  Roll Wave!

Do you have any other recommendations?
Embrace everything about New Orleans that you can.  Whether you are planning to stay there for four years or a lifetime, you will never run out of new and exciting things to do.  Never take an opportunity for granted (unless you have to study for a big test).

Contact Information

LinkedIn:    Bri Altier
Email:    baltier@tulane.edu
Blog:    www.daiquirki.tumblr.com

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu