Kimberley Briesch Sumner
Kimberley Briesch Sumner is a Senior Lecturer of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at USC and has always had an affinity for learning languages and visiting cultures around the world. Originally from Oklahoma, she obtained Bachelor’s degrees in both French and psychology from the University of Oklahoma but moved to Los Angeles to pursue her graduate studies in the department of Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at UCLA. Since obtaining her Master’s degree from UCLA her focus has been on teaching and service in the field. She held a 3-year term as President of CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, an organization which helps ESL teaching professionals network and develop teaching skills) from 2013-2016 and served on the CATESOL Board of Directors for 9 years.
- M.A. Applied Linguistics and TESL, University of California, Los Angeles, 12/2004
- B.A. French, University of Oklahoma, 5/1999
- B.A. Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 5/1999
- LA Regional Conference Board Liaison, CATESOL”, 2005-CONT