As the Workshops and Integrated Programs Coordinator, Jirina is dedicated to the support and facilitation of student learning, specifically with the development, implementation, and delivery of online and in person programming for UG, GRAD, and Postdocs. She completed her undergraduate studies in Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo, and continued her education at Western University, achieving her BEd and MEd with distinction. Jirina is registered with the Ontario College of Teachers and is pursuing her second Masters, in MDEI, to continually support the ever-changing landscape of virtual learning. In addition to working with students, Jirina liaises with faculty instructors to promote course-integrated support options for students writing and communication goals. Prior to her joining the Writing and Communication team in 2013, she has taught academic English in China, travelled the world, and had excursions on the Serengeti.