Jessica Horning currently teaches citizenship at Open Door Learning Center- Lake Street. She has eight years of experience teaching ESL; she started her career teaching high school students and now teaches adult learners. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a degree in Human Resource Management and spent the following year volunteering in Colorado helping elementary school kids learn to read. Before she became a teacher, she worked at United Way of Central Minnesota promoting volunteer opportunities and facilitating a youth leadership program. She received her Masters in ESL from the University of Minnesota. She loves chasing after her one year old son and hanging out with other moms and babies that she met at yoga. Her other interests include tennis, hiking, and traveling. She loves helping her students share their incredible life stories in their new language.