Jenica Draney is an ESL/English faculty member at College of Western Idaho. She recently received her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language in May of 2013, shortly after completing her B.S. in Food & Nutrition. Jenica is a proud Idaho Vandal.
Jenica’s experience working in the nutrition field, combined with her experience living and teaching abroad, led her to discover her passion for the English language. After working in a Nutrition Bioactives research lab at Washington State University, where she spent long hours writing and editing research papers, Jenica decided to commit to the field of ESL. Though writing has always been her strength, the lab experience lacked the human interaction she thrives off of. Her experience tutoring and mentoring international students at the University of Idaho allowed her to develop a passion for teaching.
Jenica has taught English internationally in the Dominican Republic and Jordan, and at Intensive English Programs at the University of Idaho and Boise State University. She is thrilled to work with the students at CWI and to develop resources for the ESL community in the greater Boise area.
In her free time, Jenica gets her adrenaline fix by rock climbing, mountain biking, and trail running. She loves reading for pleasure and has recently committed herself to improving her bowling ability, by joining a bowling league with her grandfather.