Susie Naughton ‘85
College Instructor of English as a Second Language, Santa Barbara City College & UCSB


After graduating from Berkeley I left for the Peace Corps and lived in Kiribati in a thatch-roofed house without running water or electricity for 3 years. For the first two years when I taught elementary school on the island of Nikunau I was the first foreign woman to ever live there. I came home from Kiribati and did my Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics/TESL at the University of Hawaii. I have been teaching ESL for the last 25 years in Santa Barbara, New York the Middle East and most recently I spent the summer of 2019 in Tokyo.