Language & Enrichment Program Staff

 
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Dounia Lomri | Director, Language & Enrichment Program

Though Dounia was born in the Bay Area, she actually grew up right outside of Paris, France. She attended NYU and had a blast exploring New York City during her time there. Since graduating, Dounia has lived in Guatemala, Argentina, Chicago, and Austin before moving back to the area and even though she is happy to call Oakland home, she still has the travel bug! Dounia has been teaching for years now and loves supporting students and their communities as much as she is able. In her free time, she loves to go running around Lake Merritt, reading books, and cooking delicious and hearty meals.

 
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Chara Prescott | Spanish Instructor

Chara recently moved back to the East Bay from the Sacramento area and is pleased to once again call Berkeley home. Chara lived in a few different places before settling in the Bay Area, including Arkansas, North Carolina, Illinois, and Texas. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and can speak conversational French. Her passions include cooking/catering, live music, hanging out with her family, and especially working with children. Chara is always excited to take on new challenges and is constantly amazed by her three incredible children.

 
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Kyle Moses | Math Club Instructor

Kyle loves math and science and wants to share his enthusiasm for these subjects with everyone he meets. He believes they can provide a perspective of the world that is both illuminating and empowering. He recently graduated from UC Berkeley with bachelor’s degrees in physics and astrophysics, where he was fortunate enough to study both the very large, e.g. supernovae and galaxy formation, and the very small, fascinating world of quantum mechanics.

He has been a private tutor for 10 years and really enjoys delving into and exploring topics with his students. In his spare time he does a fair amount of math and physics, but also loves to read, write, play video games, watch movies, skateboard, play the piano and ukulele, rock climb, and go backpacking through nature.

 
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Leon Kenin | Spanish Instructor

Leon is a lifelong student with a love of teaching. He grew up in both Berkeley and Oakland and attended Berkeley public schools from K-12. The summer after 10th grade at BHS, with just two years of Spanish under his belt, he studied abroad in Mexico and came back fluent. That experience changed everything and he’s had a love for languages and international living ever since. Leon has spent years in Spain and Israel and can now converse in 6 languages. In addition to teaching Spanish at three Bay Area high schools, as well as Jewish meditation and spirituality, he’s been teaching Judo to kids and adults for half of his life. He has bachelor’s degrees in International and Public Affairs and Latin American Studies from Princeton University and a masters of science in Oriental Medicine from AIMC in Berkeley.

 
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Meiming Wang | Mandarin Instructor

Meiming is originally from Gansu, China. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Sichuan International Studies University. Meiming spent three years teaching mathematics to elementary students, and Chinese to foreigners with Teach For China. Outside of the classroom, Meiming co-founded IntoTheClouds, which is an American/Chinese organization that brings Chinese and American students to rural Chinese communities to perform social impact projects. Her interests include solving jigsaw puzzles, traveling, and cooking.

 
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Rosalind Diaz | Math Club Instructor

Rosalind is a Ph.D. candidate in English at UC Berkeley. She grew up in Colorado, both her parents are mathematicians, and she has a fondness for math problems, especially geometry. Previously, Rosalind studied English at Yale University, where she concentrated on Shakespeare and early modern drama, and worked as a costume designer for stage plays.

Currently she is working on a dissertation on narratives of alien invasion in contemporary science fiction. Rosalind also enjoys hiking and camping in the beautiful Bay Area. She loves teaching more than anything! When she’s not tutoring with CM or teaching composition at UC Berkeley, she is often teaching gender-neutral partner dance classes. Her tutoring style is mindful, responsive, and student-centered.

 
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Shelby Leigh Kremin | Spanish Instructor

Shelby just moved to the East Bay from Chicago and is so excited to call Berkeley her home. She lived in Madrid and Sevilla for 3 years and is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. She taught high school Spanish for over 7 years, loves working with students, and is extremely passionate about teaching children Spanish! Shelby is also a Holistic Medicine Practitioner and offers wellness techniques that help clear stress from the brain and body. Her passions include; singing, dancing, live music, cooking, traveling, and yoga/meditation.