MLRC Staff (Spring 2023)

Meet the Language Consultants/Tutors! (Spring 2023)

Sophie – German

My name is Sophie, and I am a German tutor at the MLRC! I am a Junior at Scripps majoring in Politics with a minor in German. I’ve been studying German for a few years and plan to study in Berlin in the Spring. If you ever need help studying, need practice, or just have general questions about German, stop by the language center!

Lena  – Arabic

!أهلا وسهلا My name is Lena Abed and I’m a sophomore at Pomona from Northern California. I’m half White-American and half Palestinian. Though I’m not fluent in Al-Ammiyah (العامية), I’ve studied Modern Standard Arabic since I was in elementary school. I understand how intimidating learning Arabic can be, but I’m here to support you throughout the learning process. Whether you’d like conversation practice, homework guidance, or even some ☕ قهوة, feel free to stop by the Modern Language Resource Center!

If you have any questions, you can reach out to me via email: [email protected]

Ann – French

Bonjour à tous! My name is Ann, I am from Paris and Shanghai and the French tutor at the MLRC. I am currently a junior at CMC studying Economics and Engineering. Come if you need any help with homework, want to practice speaking in French, or if you just want to stop by and chat! I’ll be here on Mondays from 3-5pm, and Wednesdays from 2-4pm.

Feel free to email me ([email protected]) if you have any questions or for the Zoom link!


Lilliana – Italian and Spanish

Hola & Ciao! My name is Lilliana and I am the Spanish/Italian tutor. I am a senior at Scripps College, majoring in Foreign Languages & Linguistics. Can’t wait to meet you all!

Lucas – French & Spanish

Hi! My name is Lucas McEachern, and I am a junior majoring in Psychology and Spanish at CMC. I was born and raised just outside of Paris (best city in the world!!), France, in a place called Noisy le Roi. I love learning languages, so please teach me words in the ones that you know!
Vasti – French & Portuguese
Salut tout le monde! Oi, gente! I’m Vasti, a senior at Scripps and the French and Portuguese tutor at the MLRC this semester. I’m from Portland, Oregon. I’m majoring in Foreign Languages and Media Studies. I’ve been studying French for nine years now, so I can help with grammar, pronunciation, and anything you might need! I also studied abroad in Brazil last semester and took classes in Portuguese so I can help with anything Portuguese-related. Stop by, I’d love to chat.


Angela – Korean

Hi, I’m Angela Oh a current Senior at Scripps College. I am majoring in Economics and minoring in Data Science. I am from Seoul, South Korea and I am the Korean tutor. My hours are Tuesdays 6-8pm and Thursdays 1-3pm! Please feel free to stop by.


Marino Forlino -MLRC Director and Associate Professor 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”!