Kate Brinkmeyer (M.A., English Studies and Communication, Valparaiso University, Indiana) is the Associate Director and Special Programs Coordinator in the Program for Intensive English (PIE) at IUPUI, where she also serves as a full-time lecturer. Before joining the faculty at IUPUI, Kate taught at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, and Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania. With over 10 years of professional teaching experience in intensive English programs, she enjoys helping students achieve their unique language goals. In addition to teaching, she has developed and coordinated numerous short-term language and cultural immersion programs at IUPUI for visiting groups from China, Japan, and Argentina, as well as ESP courses for students in the IU School of Dentistry and the IU Department of Family Medicine. From 2021-2022, Kate served as the President of the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) organization.