912 W. Grace St., 4th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3043
Christina Marino is the Assistant Director of Residence Education.
Christina Marino received her B.A. in international studies and political science from Baldwin-Wallace College, her M.A. in international studies from Ohio University, and her M.B.A from Virginia Commonwealth University. The focus of her work at Ohio University was religion and politics in Southeast Asia, specifically in Indonesia and the Philippines. Before becoming Assistant Director of Residence Education for VCU Globe, Christina served as a Hall Director at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) in Chicago, Illinois. While at Illinois Tech, she worked with a student population that was 40% international and worked with a residential theme community that was globally-focused for upper-class and graduate students. Christina also worked at Elmhurst College and co-instructed a course called the "McDonaldization of Society," which focused on global issues and globalization. She has traveled to Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, Canada, Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Tanzania, South Africa, Brazil, Venezuela, and Mexico.
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Audrey Short, Faculty since 2006 in the English Language Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, holds an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Teachers College (TC), Columbia University. Starting her graduate work at TC’s branch campus in Tokyo while simultaneously working in the Japanese public school system, Audrey’s teaching has been motivated for over 20 years by the need for collaborative dialogue in an interconnected world. She is dedicated to cultivating a globally engaged citizenry, engaging students through service-learning courses as well as community-building and student-leadership experiences. Current examples include initiatives such as the Cross-Cultural Cooking series and the Cultural Ambassadors Program. Guiding her commitment to her students are her experiences working with Teach for America, the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Cambridge University Press, Columbia University, Educational Testing Service and VA TESOL as well as her own study abroad and/or work experiences in Brazil, Mexico, Mozambique, Spain, Japan, and Germany. In her free time, Audrey loves to spend time with her family and friends and to play music in two Richmond based ensembles (Gamelan Raga Kusuma and River City Taiko), engaging her interests in mindfulness, exploration and community.