Megan Forbes holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Policy from the University of Florida, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (ESOL) from UF, and a B.A. in English and Government from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She has served as Director of the UF ELI since 2004, and has been engaged in the field of teaching intensive English at the university level since 1995. She first joined the UF ELI family as a conversation partner in 1994 and then began teaching in the program in 1995. In addition to teaching at the ELI, she has held the positions of Interaction Leader (Language Assistant), Assistant Activities Coordinator, Student Life Advisor, Listening/Speaking Coordinator, and Cultural Immersion Program Coordinator. She has served twice as Chair of the Florida Intensive English Consortium (FIEC) and was the 2018-19 President of UCIEP. In addition to other world travels, she has lived in Jamaica, the Yemen Arab Republic, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Switzerland. She enjoys every minute she spends at the ELI and the University of Florida and is proud to be a Florida Gator!