A native of Finland, Kirsi Halonen was intrigued by English ever since she got her first English textbook at the age of nine.
Her love for language took her to the University of Joensuu, where she earned her Master’s degree in English. During her studies, Kirsi did a study abroad at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. The area lakes, pine forests, and all four seasons felt very familiar, so Kirsi eventually made her home here. After teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Wisconsin, Superior
for a number of years, Kirsi came to Lake Superior College, where she’s been a full-time faculty member since 2004. You can find Kirsi in cyber space, teaching various writing courses and First Year Experience online.