Stephanie Coca

Learning Specialist/

ESL Student Consultant

About me: I have been a teacher for 21 years. I love to teach and work with students. To see a student succeed at something they thought was too difficult is the best kind of reward for being a teacher. 

Hometown: n/a

High School: TASIS England

College: BA in Spanish (Oklahoma State); MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (Oklahoma State); MS in International Studies (Oklahoma State). Currently working on Ph.D. in Teaching English as a Second Language (Oklahoma State)

Hobbies: I love to play tennis, sit by the fire and go to the beach.

Favorite music: Carlos Santana, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Favorite movie: "Only Fools Rush In"

Favorite book: "Gone with the Wind"

Favorite quote: "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." – Babe Ruth

Something not everyone knows about you: I speak Spanish.

Best advice for college students: My advice for college students would be to communicate with your professors. Good communication makes a world of difference between and A and anything lower than an A. 

Favorite OSU memory: My first homecoming at OSU is my favorite memory. My high school did not have football or homecoming. I even remember having to ask someone what is was. I did not realize how much fun I was missing out on! Fortunately, my first homecoming was one of the best in the nation and still is!