"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way."
It is our vision to create a world that works for everyone with no one left out by bridging the gap between low-income communities and global opportunities through trainings in world languages, intercultural competence and global communication.
Makeva has a passion for teaching and studying the French language and culture. Certified in Elementary Education and K-12 French & Spanish, Makeva founded Immersed Global the summer after completing the master's program in Intercultural Communication at UMBC. Her experience in French education includes being an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a Teach for America Corps Member and Middle School French Teacher at Coleman Middle School in Greenville, Ms., and a High School French Teacher at McKinley Sr. High in Baton Rouge, La.
Makeva has not only taught the language, but she has led student groups on cultural excursions both domestically and abroad through participation in World Language Festivals, French Quarter tours, study abroad in Paris & Versailles and more. Her own personal education abroad experience includes studying French in Belgium through CODOFIL at l"Université de Mons in the summer of 2013 as a college junior and again in the summer of 2017 as a French Teacher. Makeva has also visited and explored the cultures of Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Paris, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Makeva holds an M.A. in Intercultural Communication and a B.A. in Modern Languages. She is passionate about the study of world languages and cultures and creating access to global marketability for students in underserved communities. She has used her position as a pageant queen since 2013 to share this passion as her platform, Promoting Diversity Through the Study of World Languages and Cultures and the more recent version of her platform, #GetImmersed.