I graduated last spring from Kenyon College with a double major in Spanish Area Studies and International Development Studies. While at Kenyon, I worked as a peer tutor at the College's Writing Center to help students with invention strategies as well as the content and structure of academic and non-academic projects. As a tutor, I particularly enjoy helping students refine their personal voice and better their ability to communicate through the written word. While at Kenyon, I also worked for two years as a Spanish teaching assistant, leading language and culture lessons with beginning-level students three times per week. I spent my junior year abroad in Santiago, Chile at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. As a language-learner and teacher, I'm aware of what areas of the Spanish language are most difficult for English speakers and how to effectively navigate challenging concepts. In addition to leading larger groups of students, I also tutored individuals who were struggling in the classroom. In high school, I was a National Merit Scholar and National AP Scholar, and I am very familiar with test preparation strategies for the Reading and English portions of these exams. My personal teaching philosophy is that every student deserves a study strategy that adapts to their own needs, strengths and abilities.
This fall, I'll begin a PhD program in Sociology focusing on Latino immigration to the United States. Next spring, I will teach English in an Argentine university through the Fulbright program. In my free time, I enjoy reading, riding my bike and playing music.
Undergraduate Degree: Kenyon College - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish, International Studies
Graduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - PHD, Sociology
ACT English: 34
ACT Reading: 36
ACT Science: 32
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520
SAT Verbal: 790
SAT Writing: 730
Reading, biking, music, printmaking
High School English
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep