Leslie Jernegan is the Summer Springboard instructor for the course Writing for College at Yale University. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing with a graduate Future Professoriate certificate. After earning her department’s teaching award in graduate school, she earned a Fulbright award to work with teacher-training colleges in Argentina. For the past three years, she’s been teaching creative writing, rhetoric and research, interpersonal communication, and literature to first- and second-year university students in a study abroad program. While her studies and career have led her across Asia, Europe, Central America, South America, and away from the continental U.S. and into Alaska and Hawai’i, most recently, she’s been teaching and writing in rural Costa Rica.