Comments Off on Poetry Collection: “Where I’m From” by Advanced ESL II 642

Poetry Collection: “Where I’m From” by Advanced ESL II

Out of the Sandbox

Dr. Jeanna Ojeda and the students of EAP1695 Advanced ESL II have produced a collection of poetry inspired by George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From”.

To learn a little about the culture of each ESL II student, read the poetry each student wrote based on his/her culture and personal experiences by clicking on the links below!

Writers (Spring 2016):

Makram Ishak ~ Where I’m From: Qena, Egypt

Daniela Morou-Luna ~ Where I’m From: Athens, Greece 

Adel Salaheldin ~ Where I’m From: El Minya, Egypt

Tetyana Korin ~ Where I’m From: Siberia, Russia

Rana Ghobrial ~ Where I’m From: Cairo, Egypt


Writers (Fall 2015):

Dr. Jeanna Ojeda ~ Where I’m From: Lexington, North Carolina

Jolanda Kastrati  ~ Where I’m From: Lezhe, Albania

Nermeen Elabd ~ Where I’m From: Qena, Egypt

Alfredo Navarrete ~ Where I’m From: Havana, Cuba

Chris Pissarides ~ Where I’m From: Cyprus

Jacklin Mahrous ~ Where I’m From: Egypt

Arianna Padilla ~ Where I’m from: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Mune Tan ~ Where I’m From: Mersin, Turkey

Ruoke Liu ~ Where I Am From: Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Lais Freitas ~  Where I’m From: São Paulo, Brazil

Minh Vu ~ Where I’m From: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Adv II 5

Standing (From left) Alfredo, Ruoke, Minh, Jacklin, Lais, Arianna Seated (From left) Nermeen, Mune, Jolanda, Instructor Jeanna Ojeda, Nelly, Chris


MAYBE 3 (1)

Front Row (From left) Chris, Jacklin, Nelly, Minh – Back Row (From left) Instructor Jeanna Ojeda, Arianna, Ruoke, Alfredo, Lais, Jolanda, Mune, Nermeen




Related Articles

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity
The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at


Back to Top