I am a Senior EAP Teaching Fellow here at the Center for Preparatory Studies and have been living in Nur-Sultan for 2 years now. I was born in Spain, grew up in the UK and have worked in a range of cities including Almaty and Doha (Qatar). My MA is in Linguistics and TESOL within a Higher Education context, however my research interests now center on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in accordance with the PhD in TEL that I am currently undertaking. My hobbies include travelling, hiking and language-learning. I have a particular interest in Central Asian culture and have often combined my hobbies to reflect this. One of my favourite trips within this region was to neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, which I have visited on a number of occasions.