Current Members

Class of 2015-2016

Monica Hegde came to Arlington Works! after spending the past year in Europe, teaching English in southern France and learning German in Hamburg, Germany. A 2014 graduate of Wake Forest University, Monica is a facilitator with Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Liz Lang graduated from Frostburg State University in 2014 and interned as a translator at Universidad Internacional in Mexico. She is an ESL instructor with REEP who wants to work more in depth with the immigrant community.

Alex Mahone is an ESL instructor with REEP who said he was attracted to AmeriCorps as a possible step toward joining the Peace Corps in the future. He graduated in 2013 from James Madison University and worked last year as a sports correspondent for the Charlottesville Daily Progress.

A native of Puerto Rico, Jorge Rivera grew up in Maryland and graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is excited to be a part of Arlington Works! because he gets to do what he loves – teach. He is an ESL instructor with REEP.

Gulsah Selvi came from Turkey to the U.S. with her husband in 2011, landing in Pittsburgh, where she received a master’s degree in international education policy. She previously worked teaching English. She is an ESL instructor with REEP and hopes to gain experience teaching multi-level classes.

A native of Bolivia, Luis Vallejo came to the U.S. when he was 9 and graduated in 2013 from Grinnell College. Before joining Arlington Works! he was a college counselor in Wuxi, China. He is a facilitator for Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program – which he participated in when he was in high school!

Jhessyka Vargas also is from Bolivia and grew up in Virginia. She graduated this year from George Mason University and is an ELP facilitator with Edu-Futuro. She previously worked as a youth employment counselor for Fairfax County.