Christine Quintana, Coordinator
Christine Kehaulani Quintana, Associate Professor has been working for the University of Hawai’i System since 1999 in a variety of capacities. Since 2008 she has supported international students by providing immigration advising and counseling and developed programming in collaboration with the campus International Education Committee at Hawai’i Community College. Christine has her Master’s in Education from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is active in her community, serving as treasurer on the Native Hawaiian Education Association, which supports the education of Native Hawaiian children. She is also on the Study Hawai‘i board, which promotes Hawai’i as an international study destination. Christine and her husband, Kaleo, reside in Hilo with their four children. During her free time, she enjoys coaching and playing soccer.
Gleah Rider, Instructor
Gleah H. Rider has been teaching English as a Second Language for over 18 years. She loves teaching and meeting students from different places and cultures. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a diversified major in Asian Studies. She has a Masters degree in Reading from the University of California. She also has Certificates in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Teaching Business English. She taught English in Japan for 15 years and in Mexico for 1 year. She enjoys teaching, traveling, reading and playing with her grandchildren.
Ryan Rosenberg, Instructor
Ryan grew up in Waimea and is a 2012 graduate of UH Hilo where he earned a B.A. in Linguistics and his TESOL certification. He was also a former tutor for IEP as an undergraduate student, and the friends that he made encouraged him to travel abroad. After participating in a short exchange program between UH and Nanzan University in Nagoya, he was accepted to the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. On JET, he lived in Fukuoka, Japan from 2012 to 2015 and taught English at a public high school. He continued to travel and in 2016 he completed a Working Holiday in Wellington, New Zealand where he taught English and managed a tennis shop. In 2017 he did another Working Holiday in the Sunshine Coast, Australia working at a busy private English school. He’s happy to be home this year to prepare to earn his Master’s Degree, and looks forward to spending time with all the friendly students and staff at IEP. After school, you’ll probably find him surfing at Honoli’i or looking for new tennis partners.
Eri Hall, Assistant Coordinator
Eri is from Kamakura city, Japan. She went abroad and joined a host family program when she was 14 years old and from there she made a goal to be able to speak English fluently. She graduated from an American college in Japan with a Liberal Arts degree and transferred to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. While she was studying there, she took advantage of the National Exchange Program and studied at Oregon State University for a year. She interned and volunteered at the International Student office during her college life. She earned a BA in Anthropology and worked in New York for a year with an OPT (Optional Practical Program). In her spare time, she enjoys sightseeing, cooking, reading, painting nails, Hawaiʻian quilting, watching movies, and playing with her 2 cats. Eri oversees the IEP Volunteer program, Tutoring for IEP students, and the IEP Computer Lab.