Sarah Arnoff graduated from the University of Utah in 2011 with BAs in linguistics and photojournalism. She currently lives in Salt Lake City and works on the Shoshoni Language Project at the Center for American Indian Languages. She hopes to obtain a graduate degree in linguistics and continue working with endangered language communities to facilitate language documentation and revitalization, as well as helping youth in these communities to document the challenges of linguistic and cultural loss through photography.
Jane Bobet participated in PNE during the summer of 2008. Since then, she has continued to travel, exploring El Salvador and Guatemala, and revisiting parts of Canada and the United States. In 2010, she graduated cum laude from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics. She worked for a year as a legal secretary for an office of Utah’s judiciary, and as a consulting assistant for the Utah Genuine Progress Indicator project. She is currently a student at Cornell Law School, and plans to focus on international law. In her spare time, Jane enjoys reading, cooking, camping, hiking, and knitting.
Amanda Crittenden graduated from the University of Utah in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and a TESOL certificate. Since participating in Project New Eyes in 2009, she has continued to study languages, including German & Czech, worked as a live-in counselor for the Shoshone Youth Language Acquisition Program in 2010, and as a volunteer for the Inglés Para Latinos center teaching English. In fall of 2010, she traveled to the Czech Republic to visit Czech PNE participants. One day soon she hopes to return again. In the winter of 2012, she traveled to Southeast Asia for the first time and went scuba diving & rock climbing in Thailand. She currently works as a web developer at the University of Utah Marriott Library and enjoys rock climbing & hiking in the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City.
Erin Haley graduated from the University of Utah in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a TESOL certificate. Erin has spent time in the community working and volunteering with UT Arts Center, S&S Productions, Spy Hop Productions, UT Symphony & Opera, and The Sundance Institute. She is currently in the process of completing a Leadership & Management in Development Certificate from the University of Utah’s Non Profit Academy of Excellence. She is the Development Director at KCPW/NPR Utah. In her free time Erin puts together Experimental Art Project Events, and sings and plays piano/guitar in her bands La Farsa and White Hot Blue with her husband Ryan, or playing with her puppy Ted. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since PNE, I have finished up my Elementary Education Major. I taught 5th and 6th graders during my student teaching at Mill Creek Elementary School in Salt Lake City. Currently, I am looking for teaching positions abroad either as an Elementary Teacher, or as an English Teacher.
Since returning from the Czech Republic, Emily Primrose graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelors degree in English Education. She is currently in her second year of teaching middle school where she teaches 8th grade English and 7-9th grade ESL.
In June 2012, Emily married Chris Earl, and they are planning on staying in Utah while he finishes his Ph.D in Computer Science before moving on to our next adventure. Hopefully, we’ll be able to make it back to the Czech Republic so he can see what a beautiful and amazing place it is.
Jay Rowley currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from the University of Utah and works as an international travel consultant by profession, and by night, he plays in an eclectic country/blues folk rock band: The Clarksdale Ghosts. He has traveled to 40 countries, self-published a poetry book, and has lived in Japan as an English teacher.
Klinton Smith graduated from the University of Utah in 2010 with a triple major Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, International Studies, & Japanese. After graduating, he started a Master’s program in the World Languages department. In 2011, he studied abroad in Japan for a year. He is set to complete his Master’s Degree in the spring of 2013 & looks forward to moving back to Japan to work internationally or teach English.