I am a graduate of the Ohio State University, where I completed a BA summa cum laude in linguistics and Romance studies with specializations in French, Spanish, and Italian. I then completed a JD at Cornell University, where I used my language skills to focus on international and comparative law, as well as developing particular skills in criminal law and general trial advocacy. In addition, I spent a year in France at the Universit Paris 1 Panthon-Sorbonne, where I obtained an LLM (master of laws) in French, European, and international law. Outside of academia, I have worked as a document translator and an in-court interpreter in both French and Spanish and have worked directly with French- and Spanish-speaking clients in legal and financial settings. As an undergraduate student, I was French-language liaison to the Modern Languages and Cultures Undergraduate Council, in which position I oversaw tutoring sessions, organized conversation and culture hours, and represented the interests of Francophone students and French learners at Council meetings. In addition, I co-directed an outreach program to local elementary schools, teaching both French and Spanish to children in grades K-4. On the legal side, I have worked in immigration, contract, family, and criminal law, and have been a teaching assistant for legal courses and served as a graduate-student mentor for pre-law students.
As a tutor, my approach is simple: people learn better when they're interested! I work to tailor my lessons to your goals and interests so that your subject becomes an interest rather than a chore!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Ohio State University-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Romance Languages
Graduate Degree: Universit Paris 1 Panthon-Sorbonne - Master of Laws, Legal Studies
Obviously I love learning about new languages and cultures! Aside from the languages that I tutor, I've dabbled in Italian, Latin, German, and American Sign Language. I'm particularly interested in medieval and early modern languages, so you might find me geeking out over a thirteenth-century chanson de geste. In real life, I'm a burgeoning lawyer waiting for the results of my bar exam. When I'm not busy with law or languages, though, I enjoy sewing, baking, and lots of other creative pursuits.