Mina Gavell is originally from Bantam, CT, USA. She received her BA in English Language and Literature from the College of Charleston, SC and her MATESOL from Concordia University in Portland, OR. Prior to joining the English Speaking Nation: Coaches Program, she served as an English Language Fellow in Uzbekistan from 2018-2020 in Urgench, Bukhara, and virtually. From 2010-2018, she taught academic and business English in the U.S. to international students. She began teaching English as a means to travel but soon fell in love with love with teaching and has now been working in the field of TESOL for 12 years.