Growing up with both parents as teachers at the secondary and higher education levels, I have had a passion for academia from a very young age. I was most certainly the student who loved attending class, and I brought this passion with me throughout all of my collegiate and legal career. While concurrently in law school, I became involved in higher education at the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign where for two years I instructed my own classrooms of university students in courses on written and oral communication at a variety of skill levels.
In addition to law and oral and written communications, I am passionate about foreign languages and traveling to new and exotic places. A polyglot, I speak English, French, German and Turkish and am educated from the Universite de Bourgogne in French language and culture. I continue to expand my own foreign language education and am preparing for my DALF exam, the highest level of French proficiency certification available to non-native speakers.
I look forward to sharing my passions in the law, oral and written communication, and languages with my students to help them discovery their own potentials.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Eastern Illinois University - Bachelor in Arts, Journalism
Graduate Degree: Universite de Bourgogne - Dijon, France - Unknown, French language and culture
Graduate Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign - Juris Doctor, Law
ACT English: 35
ACT Reading: 33
Teaching and sharing my passions of writing, foreign languages, traveling to new and unique places, the outdoors and nature, urban exploration, outdoor adventure sports and the law