The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is happy to announce that the search for a new assistant is over!
Misty Matthews-Roper will be taking over for Lori Straus as our new administrative assistant.
Misty's interest in German Studies started back in her high school years and led to her 2009 graduation from the Trent University German Studies program. In 2010 she completed a certificate in teaching English as a Second Language at George Brown College. She then taught English in China before moving to teach English in Dortmund for two years.
After returning to Canada she taught English and German as a freelance teacher. Once again drawn to German, Misty completed the joint Intercultural German Studies Masters program from the University of Mannheim and the University of Waterloo. Misty's thesis, "Ethical dilemmas in the Anthropocene: Sven Böttcher's Prophezeiung," dealt with the topics of German ecocriticism and ethics.
Misty is excited to again be back at the university and wishes Lori all the best in her new studies!