Residential Life Staff and Proctors

Arbuthnot, Owen

Arbuthnot, Owen

B.Sc., University of Kent
“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.”
Brust, Paul

Brust, Paul

B.A., San Diego State University
“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

B.A., Jeju National 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.”
Gallagher, Christine

Gallagher, Christine

M.A., Rutgers University
“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

B.A., California State University San Marcos
“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.”
Gouws, Stephan

Gouws, Stephan

B.Sc., University of Free State
"I'm from South Africa and majored in geophysics. This might be part of the reason why I love science, sports and the outdoors so much. I am very excited to share these experiences with everyone. I'm looking forward to working with the other proctors and the students here to have a safe, fun and great residential experience on this beautiful island."
Harrison, Amber

Harrison, Amber

B.A., Portland State University
“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

B.A., Solbridge International School of Business
“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.”
Kim, Juliet

Kim, Juliet

B.A., Sookmyung Women's University
“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

B.A., Capilano University
“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.”
Lim, Erica

Lim, Erica

M.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
“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

B.A., National University of Singapore
“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.”
Valldejuli, Nick

Valldejuli, Nick

M.A., Lund University
“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.”