Ms. Yara Azouqa is a Senior Instructor of English in Abu Dhabi University. She is a founding member of Abu Dhabi University and has been an active member of faculty since 2003. Throughout her service with ADU, she served in a variety of positions ranging from TESOL instructor, Testing Coordinator, and most currently as Senior Instructor of English and Learning Community Coordinator in University College. Her research interests include: teacher training, curriculum development, emotional literacy, first year learning communities. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Education with a focus on Higher Education.