Josie Pickens has a B.A. in Portuguese from The Ohio State University and is a part-time student at Eastern Michigan University, working to complete her M.A. in TESOL. She has moved a total of 17 times (both within the U.S. and internationally) and the most recent move, in 2013, brought her to Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has experience managing a regional social media page since 2012 and currently manages the social media pages for MITESOL. She is looking forward to teaching English to adults and helping them become acclimated to life in a new country upon completion of her Master's in 2017.