Residential Life Staff and Proctors

Arbuthnot, Owen

Arbuthnot, Owen

Degrees: B.Sc., University of Kent
Brust, Paul

Brust, Paul

Degrees: B.A., San Diego State University
“I'm from Belfast, Ireland. I majored in Wildlife Conservation and I have been teaching English in Korea for a little over three years. I have a wide variety of interests including music, reading and outdoor pursuits. I am excited to be a part of the residential team this year. I hope to encourage the students in pursuing their own interests as well as introducing them to new activities like Gaelic football.”
“I have been an ESL teacher, a teen mentor, a baseball coach, a Summer Camp Director and much more. I'm looking forward to helping provide a safe and fun residential life at SJA Jeju. I can't wait to lead weekend field trips and explore this beautiful island with the students.”
Choi, Eunyoung

Choi, Eunyoung

Degrees: B.A., Jeju National University
Gallagher, Christine

Gallagher, Christine

Degrees: M.A., Rutgers University
“I'm a Master of Korean Education student, studying at Gyeongin National University of Education. I have teaching experiences as a homeroom teacher and have taught English, Korean Language and Social Studies, and Korean & World History in middle and high schools in Seoul. I will support dorm students and try to listen to them. With my experiences, I believe we will have many challenging and interesting adventures together.”
“I am from New Jersey in the United States. I enjoy reading science fiction novels and doing flying yoga in my free time. I have lived in Jeju for a long time and look forward to sharing this beautiful island with the resident students. I am sure that we can have many adventures together!”
Gardetto, Joshua

Gardetto, Joshua

Degrees: B.A., California State University San Marcos
Harrison, Amber

Harrison, Amber

Degrees: B.A., Portland State University
“I have worked at schools in America, China and Korea for the past 7 years either as a teacher, soccer coach or counselor. I enjoy traveling, sports and outdoor activities in my spare time. I am always excited for new challenges heading my way and I am ready to embrace my experience as a proctor.”
“I spent last year teaching English at a private institute in Busan, where I had the opportunity to educate and mentor students of all ages. I am looking forward to aiding our students in their journeys of exploration here at SJA Jeju and becoming a part of this positive and supportive community.”
Ivonen, Teemu

Ivonen, Teemu

Degrees: B.A., Solbridge International School of Business
Kim, Juliet

Kim, Juliet

Degrees: B.A., Sookmyung Women's University
“I'm a Finnish Master of Science student, studying at the University of Birmingham. I enjoy various sports and outdoor activities. I look forward to working with our new and returning residential students.”
“I have been in Jeju for 5 years. I worked at NLCS Jeju and BHA as well. I love working with students. This is my second year in SJA Jeju as a dorm proctor. I am looking forward to building better relationships with students. Learning English is my life-long hobby.”
Kim, Kay

Kim, Kay

Degrees: B.A., Capilano University
Lim, Erica

Lim, Erica

Degrees: M.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
“I have been working in various industries including hospitality and administration in Korea and Canada for over five years. As  an assistant to the Director of Residential Life, I support Director of Residential Life to make it the best possible environment for boarding students. I look forward to having a wonderful experience with our dorm students until they graduate SJA Jeju.”
“I am originally from Busan, South Korea. Prior to joining SJA Jeju, I have taught English as a Second Language at an international school in China as well as schools in Korea. I am thrilled for this new and exciting experience as a proctor, and I look forward to supporting students and being a positive role model for our dorm students.”
Sowa, HT

Sowa, HT

Degrees: B.A., National University of Singapore
Valldejuli, Nick

Valldejuli, Nick

Degrees: M.A., Lund University
“I am a Singaporean who has taught Chinese Language in Singapore and Korea for more than 15 years. I look forward to building a fruitful and wonderful dorm experience with all students by sharing my interests in hiking, cooking and having conversations.”
“I have taught English and history in many international schools in Europe and Asia. I enjoy discussing current events, watching old movies, and practicing archery. This is my first time in the "Land of the Morning Calm," as a dorm proctor I expect to experience many interesting moments.”