I am a recent graduate from Amherst College, a liberal arts school in Amherst, Massachusetts. I received my Bachelor's degree in French and Sociology. In addition to my major tracks, I have studied writers such as James Baldwin, Angela Davis, and Sonia Sanchez. I've read literature on the struggles of the Puerto-Rican population in Springfield, MA, and on different notions of childhood in French literature and the history of Modern Europe. I have also enjoyed studying films on the urban crises in the Francophone world and on the continent of Africa, in concurrence with films studied on American pop culture in the 1970s.
I have traveled to Independent and American Samoa, Fiji and Hawaii through a study abroad program on Pacific Communities and Social Change. I am now employed as an English Lecturer at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France, where I will be starting this September. Though I have and will be traveling around the world, I first started traveling through reading and writing as a young child.
While at Amherst, I dove into reading and writing in French and English at an advanced level. I tutored as a Reading Mentor for K-12 students using an online platform "Reader-to-Reader", where I read chapter books with students that were developing enthusiasm for children's literature. I also had the privilege of working with adult learners studying for the High School Equivalency Test. Thus, I have worked with learners of all ages, and believe that the best teaching and tutoring stems from mutual learning about each other and the world.
I would love to pass on my passion for languages to further your mastery and self-confidence in your education!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Amherst College - Bachelor in Arts, French
ACT Reading: 31
reading, writing, literature, biking, jogging, fashion, playing the flute