Wendy Pickering

Associate Professor


For Wendy, teaching international students is a natural and rewarding extension of her life long love of learning, language, travel and culture. As a result of living and traveling extensively overseas from a young age, she has always considered herself to be a “global citizen” who values making connections and relationships that transcend national and cultural boundaries. Her educational background reflects her passion for knowledge of the world and asking the big questions about life. She has a Bachelors Degree in Humanities and Fine Arts (CSU Chico, 1977), a Masters Degree in Religious Studies (Regent College, 1983), and a Masters Degree in Adult Education and ESL (Seattle University, 1992). She has been teaching ESL and Intensive English in the greater Seattle area since 1991 and joined the full-time faculty at BC in 1997. When not teaching, Wendy is happiest spending time in the outdoors, exploring the world, doing yoga, or simply relaxing with her family and friends.