Jessica Sands is the Multilingual Writing Specialist and a Lecturer in the Knight Institute’s Writing Workshop. Her classes aim to introduce students of various language backgrounds to the cultural and academic expectations of writing in an American university and at Cornell. In addition to teaching first year writing, she also supports undergraduate writers through workshops, language tutoring, and multilingual writing programs on campus.
Previously, she has worked as a writing specialist at Bilkent University where she also worked as a Development Specialist for the Common European Framework for the Reference of Languages, The University of Sydney, as an Educational Designer, at Kyungpook National University, and at Carnegie Mellon University. Throughout this time, in addition to teaching, she has trained faculty, post-graduate students, and administrators to better address the learning needs of multilingual students.
Educational background includes English and American Literature studies, TESOL, and Linguistics. Her current scholarship focuses on digital media in the writing classroom and Asian writers in American universities.