Hello everyone! I am originally from the Washington, DC area. My childhood was divided between DC and Melbourne, Australia, and my experience living in Australia combined with my exposure to the international community in Washington created in me an early desire to learn about different countries, cultures and languages.


As an undergraduate at Miami University of Ohio I studied International Studies and German and took advantage of as many study and travel abroad opportunities as I could. After graduation I decided to try teaching English as a way to travel and earn money. I soon found that I had as much passion for teaching as I did for traveling, and I decided to return to school and obtain a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Development with a concentration in TESOL/Bilingual Education from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


Since then, I have worked as an English language teacher, teacher trainer and curriculum developer in many different countries including Namibia, South Korea, Bolivia, Spain and Mexico. In recent years, I have become increasingly interested in project development. During my time at CIE, I would like to study project design and implementation taking into account the needs of second language learners and cultural minority groups. I am very excited to be at CIE working with colleagues who bring with them so many interesting stories and experiences.


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