I earned my first BA in History but always regretted not delaying graduation and changing my major to Spanish. I remedied this by returning to school for a B.A. in Spanish with Arizona State University (online) and will graduate early next year. I have worked in a variety of industries but most recently I have tutored Central American immigrants here at our local library and loved seeing them improve their English. This led me to become TEFL certified. I volunteer as a document translator, translating a variety of documents from Spanish to English for an advocacy group assisting asylum seekers from South and Central America. I'm from a family of readers. I understand the importance of mastering your own language and the enrichment that comes from studying a second language. Reading opens the world and the ability to express oneself through writing and speaking is important to navigating life. I am passionate about word craft, enjoying both academic and creative writing in both of my languages. I love art and have developed my own style of automatic painting. I have travelled in Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean and have an appreciation for different cultures and enjoy meeting people from all over the world.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish
Art (oil painting, collage, mixed media, assemblage) Writing Short Stories in Spanish and English Travel