Upon graduating from Santa Clara University with a degree in Global Cultural Studies and completing my thesis work on the social and economic effects of coffee production in El Salvador, I was impelled to return. I took a position in San Salvador, counseling mothers on their role in their children’s education. I became aware of the socioeconomic gaps and injustices within their society and dedicated myself to working alongside families to better their situations.
These experiences abroad deeply impacted me and directly influenced my career path. I obtained my certification in Teaching English as a Second Language and was able to provide an enduring skill for the futures of my students. Teaching English to language learners has allowed me to develop my own curriculum and learn how to engage both adults and youth in their own learning processes. This involved advocating and encouraging my students to invest in and have a say in their own communities.
From my previous work experiences, from teaching to social service positions, I have learned that being a teacher is not just teaching the basic subject matter; it is being a mentor, a reliable and accountable person to youth and to all ages. These lessons and insights I have gained influence the work I do as a Tutor.
Santa Clara University - Bachelors, Individual Studies: Global Cultural Studies