Meet Our Staff


Adriana Umana

Adriana Umaña

Adriana Umaña, a native speaker from Colombia, is a Spanish instructor for Capital Region Language Center since 2017.

   

Kim Andersen

Kim Andersen

Founder and President

Kim Andersen is the Director of Capital Region Language Center (CRLC) and the President of Empire State English (ESE) and has a teaching background.

   

Gloria Batista

Gloria Batista

Spanish Instructor

Instructor Gloria Batista grew up in a Spanish-speaking household and has been with Capital Region Language Center almost since its beginning.

   

Leonard Dilisio

Russian Instructor

Leonard Dilisio is a Russian instructor with Capital Region Language Center and has experience teaching several languages for several decades.

   

Evelin Falciano, German Classes

Evelin Falciano

Evelin Falciano is a German teacher with Capital Region Language Center.

   

Erika Gerstenberger

Erika Gerstenberger

Erika Gerstenberger is a German instructor with CRLC. She is a dual American-German citizen originally from the Capital District. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University in 2012, she moved to Germany where she completed her C1 German as a Second Language Certification from the TestDaF Institute. Erika …

   

Nassra Hamid

Nassra Hamid

Arabic Instructor

Nassra Hamid is an Arabic instructor with Capital Region Language Center and a native Arabic speaker.

   

Rita Hausman

Rita Hausman

Latin Instructor and English as a Second Language Instructor for Children and Teens

Rita Hausman is an English as a Second Language and Latin instructor at Capital Region Language Center.

   

ASL for Adults instructor, Kayani Isle

Kayani Isle

American Sign Language Instructor

Kayani Isle is an American Sign Language instructor and interpreter with Capital Region Language Center (CRLC).

   

Carrie Kenneally

Carrie Kenneally

English as a Second Language Instructor

Carrie Kenneally is an English as a Second Language instructor with both Capital Region Language Center and Empire State English.