World Language Support
Xingdu “Maggie” Chen graduated from St. Olaf College with a major in American Studies and concentrations in English as a Second Language Education and Linguistics. She is currently attending graduate school at University of Minnesota for Elementary Dual-Immersion Education. In college, she was an officer for the Education Minnesota Student Program for two years, which gave her an opportunity to participate in statewide bi-annual conferences. She also was elected to serve on the selection committee for 2018 Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year. She has worked with middle school students at the Chinese village of Concordia Language Village and Breakthrough Twin Cities, a program that prepares under-resourced youth for college success and leadership. Outside of work, she likes to cook and watch movies. She also enjoys winter sports, such as figure skating. She is excited to join the growing community of FIT Academy.