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I started learning French when I was ten because my family moved to Belgium. I graduated high school in 2008 and moved to Portland to study Community Health Education. I graduated cum laude in 2011 and moved to Seattle to teach Adult Basic Education as an AmeriCorps volunteer. In 2012 I applied and was accepted to become a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa. I worked professionally in French as a community health educator and specialized in child nutrition and malaria provention. I volunteered in a rural community without access to electricity or running water. I lived in Togo for 27 months.

I am currently enrolled in a nursing program and hope to return to West Africa soon.

I live to explore the world and believe learning a new language is a great way to experience a new culture.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Portland State University - Bachelors, Community Health Education

Running, hiking, riding motorcycles

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in working with a student to find the best teaching method for their learning style.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would like to get to know the interests of the student and set both short-term and long-term goals.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would set some short-term goals and incorporate games to motivate a student to keep trying.