Erin Papa is currently Coordinator of the URI Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program, having previously held the position of Program Coordinator for the International Engineering Program (IEP). Erin is a graduate of the IEP; she earned her BS degree in Civil Engineering and a BA in German in 2001. She studied abroad at the Technische Universitaet Braunschweig during the winter semester in 1999-2000 and followed that semester with an internship in the environmental protection and safety department of Beiersdorf AG in Hamburg, Germany. After working as an engineer for some time at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Erin decided to devote herself to the field of international education.
Erin has taught English as a Second Language in public schools in Central Falls, RI and Melbourne, Australia and at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI and Zhejiang University City College in Hangzhou, China. While in Hangzhou, Erin also studied Mandarin at Zhejiang University and co-coordinated the first IEP Study Tour to China in summer 2006. She earned her Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Rhode Island College in 2005.
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