MLRC Staff (Spring 2022)

Meet the Language Consultants/Tutors! (Spring 2022)

Mika – German


My name is Mika and I am a current sophomore at Scripps. I am so excited to be the German tutor at the MLRC this semester! I am half German, half Japanese and moved between the two countries growing up. I attended a German school until middle school, and then switched to an International school in Munich. I moved to Tokyo four years ago and live there with my family when I am not in Claremont. If you ever need any support with studying, want to practice speaking German, or have any questions about the language, feel free to chat with me!

Please reach out to Mika ( for more information and for the Zoom link!


Julia  – Arabic

My name is Julia and I’m so excited to be the Arabic tutor for the Spring 2022 semester. I’m majoring in Middle East/North African Studies and Politics and am from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I love learning languages and have worked with people from the MENA region in past internships speaking both English and Arabic. Stop by the MLRC for any help with Arabic, or just to talk about Umm Kulthum or Egyptian political humor!


Lyn – French (and Elementary Spanish)

Bonjour à tous!

My name is Lyn and I’m a senior at CMC, majoring in Economics and International Relations. I’m half French, half Chinese, and was raised in both countries. I went to a French middle school and high school and have always enjoyed my language and literature classes. Stop by the MLRC to chat, study, or eat macarons with me (just kidding, I wish I had macarons)!

Reach out to Lyn ( for more information and for the Zoom link!


Guadalupe – Spanish

Hola, me llamo Guadalupe!

I’m a junior at Scripps College and the Spanish tutor at the MLRC. I was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, where I grew up and moved to the US when I was seven. So if you want to practice your Spanish, come talk to me! Podemos hablar de las series que vemos e incluso sobre tus mascotas!

See you on Thursdays <3

Reach out to Guadalupe ( for more information and for the Zoom link!


Lilliana – Italian and Spanish

¡Hola todos! Mi chiamo Lilliana and I am the Spanish/elementary Italian tutor here at the MLRC. I am majoring in foreign languages and possibly linguistics! I was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Come on by and we can chat about your favorite Italian dish or which Latin American soccer team you think is the best! I’ll be in the MLRC on M/W @ 9-10:30 AM and on T/TR @ 11-12:30 PM 🙂


Sojeong – Korean


My name is Sojeong and I am a junior at Claremont McKenna dual majoring in economics and psychology. I was born in South Korea, but I grew up in California. If you need help with Korean, I am here for you! I would also love to talk about some of your favorite Korean dishes, movies, or kpop groups! My tutoring hours are Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 and Sundays 4-6.

Please reach out to Sojeong ( for more information and for the Zoom link!


Marino Forlino -MLRC Director and Asst. Prof. of Italian

Ciao a tutti! My name is Marino Forlino and I am an Assistant Professor of Italian at Scripps College and the director of the Modern Languages Resource Center. I received my BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy), a Diploma in American Studies from Smith College, a Diploma in Advanced Arabic Language from Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes (Tunis, Tunisia) and Tanta University (Egypt), and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Italian from Rutgers University.  Please say “hi” when you see me around, or “ciao”, “hallo”, “bonjour”, or “مرحبا”!