Jennifer Costanza received her B.A. degrees in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1981. She minored in Linguistics and gave emphasis to the Arabic language and culture. After graduating, she went on to attain her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1983. After several years of part-timing it (Monterey Institute, Monterey Peninsula College, ELS language Centers, Turkish-American Association, UC Extension), she became a full-time ESL faculty member at Mission College in 1990.
Jennifer's teaching interests include using music/drama in the classroom, teaching through content, and affective factors in language learning. She has given presentations on using music/video in the classroom. She is a member of CATESOL and TESOL.
Her outside interests include music, travel, reading, cooking, film, and aerobics. She is currently active in the movement to increase awareness of domestic violence. She is also a die hard Democrat. Her future goal is to be the best Mom she can be and, hopefully, to someday receive a doctorate in Counseling Psychology.