From a young age, I studied Art. This eventually led me to study at Parsons The New School for Design and graduate from SUNY Fredonia with a B.A. in Visual Arts and New Media. When I was young, however, and before my family migrated to the states, I had no idea English even existed. But I eventually learned it to fluency, and that sparked a new found passion for learning all types of languages; especially Romantic and Asian languages. At the moment, I'm learning Korean, German, and Italian for fun.
I love teaching, and I hope to eventually become a certified high school teacher in Japan. I have close to four years experience teaching and tutoring in both the United States and Japan. In the states, I tutored Math and English 1-on-1 (in English and Spanish). In Japan, I taught ESL in a classroom setting of 15 students from Kindergarden to 11th grade. High school is only 3 years in Japan!
I speak English and Spanish at native fluency levels, and I speak Japanese at a conversational level. Because I learned Japanese while living in Japan for a year and a half, I speak it nearing the N3 Proficiency Level. And I know somewhere between 500-700 Kanji (Chinese characters).
In my free time, I work on my art. I love writing and creating comics. On rare occasion I try to develop games, with varying degrees of success. I love computers, and I love trying to understand them. I love arts and sciences that focus on communication and storytelling, such as movies and video games.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY Fredonia - Bachelor in Arts, Visual Arts and New Media
Drawing, comics, traveling, movies, and video games.