Our Teachers & Staff

All Englist teachers are highly educated and experienced instructors who speak English at a native level. Our admin team is equally committed to running our operations in ways that will best support our philosophy and our students. We take our curriculum seriously and aspire to elevate the level of English education in Taiwan by setting high standards for both staff and students.


Founder & CEO

  • UC Berkeley | Bachelor’s Degree

  • National Chengchi University | Master’s Degree

  • Taroko Software | Senior Marketing Specialist

Adam came to Taiwan in 2010 and has been involved in English and writing education ever since. As such, he has a decade of teaching and curriculum composition experience.

Adam founded Englist to address a growing need for practical and advanced writing skills on the part of students in Asia. He firmly believes that the strongest writers are the strongest thinkers, so in order to prepare for the rigors of high school and collegiate academic writing, students must develop their critical thinking, communication, and analytical abilities alongside practical skills like mechanics, structure, and style.



Fundamentals Head Teacher

  • George Mason University | Bachelor’s Degree
  • TEFL training program | Founder & Instructor
  • High School English Teacher
  • Kindergarten English Teacher

Andrew is from Iowa in the United States, and of the five years he has taught in Asia, the last three have been spent teaching in Taiwan.

Andrew has experience teaching everything from phonics to kindergarteners to high school level English. He also loves finding new and creative ways to make learning relevant, engaging, and fun for all of his students.


Fundamentals & Writing Essentials Teacher

  • University of Waterloo | Bachelor of Science Degree
  • AEI Institute | Teacher
  • British Academy | Teacher
Jason is from Toronto, Canada, and has been teaching in Taiwan since 2013. He is highly experienced in teaching students of all age ranges — from elementary to high school.
For Jason, being able to help students achieve their academic goals, open their minds and learn to express themselves is something that he finds deeply fulfilling.


Academic Manager

  • Shih Hsin University | Bachelor’s Degree
  • Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages
  • Cat’s Tianmu | Academic Supervisor (8 years)


Academic Administrator

  • National Taipei University of Business (Department of Applied Foreign Languages) | Bachelor’s Degree
  • Wordsworth English

Joanna is enthusiastic about education and English studies, and has been working in the English education industry since her college years.

Prior to joining Englist, she gained 5 years of combined experience tutoring English and working in English education. Her fascination with different cultures has also led her to work for a period of time in the tourism sector as an itinerary coordinator.

Joanna’s current goal is to help elevate the quality of English education in Taiwan and help students learn more comprehensively through Englist’s teaching methods.


Operations Supervisor & Media Director

  • New York University | Bachelor’s Degree
  • Taiwan News | Editor
  • ICRT (International Community Radio Taipei) | News Anchor
  • Next Animation Studio | Managing News Editor

Liz is a writer and editor with over 10 years of experience producing the news for print, digital, radio broadcast, and animation.

She was an editor at Taiwan News, a nationally syndicated English language newspaper, before moving on to take a position as a morning news anchor at ICRT. She later joined Next Animation Studio (formerly Next Media Animation) as a writer, then product manager, before eventually being promoted to the position of Managing News Editor of the international news division.

Liz joined Englist soon after its founding in 2018. As a journalist and life-long writer, she found value in Englist’s curriculum and its mission to improve the quality of English education in Taiwan.