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Jennifer Smith

Center Director

Jennifer is our Center Director at Kings Los Angeles (Marymount).

"I started at Kings LA as a teacher in July 2013 and then I was an Assistant Director of Studies for a year and a half. Before Kings, I was a university ESL professor in Malaysia and Korea for 17 years."

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Martha Turner

Progression Manager

"As a first generation college student of foreign birth I can relate to the dreams and fears of many of our students. I come from a family background where education and entry into a high ranking university are valued and understand the demands and expectations that parents have for their children.

I completed my Bachelors at University of California Los Angeles, in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations, and my Masters in Education, with an option in Dual Language Development, at California State University Long Beach. Attending different higher education institutions has given me a better understanding of different academic systems and their approaches in developing students.

Completion of my degrees allowed me to serve as an academic achievement advisor within the community college setting. In addition, I taught Advanced Placement Civics at Loyola Marymount University and served as an instructor for Kings’ Undergraduate Preparation Program.

I enjoy applying my academic and advising experience in order to help international students understand the American higher education system. I value the opportunity I have as Progression Manager to work with amazing students from diverse backgrounds. It is very rewarding to help guide our international students through their academic journeys and share in the fulfillment of their goals."