|Address:||Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
B.A. International Service, Spanish, magna cum laude, Valparaiso University, Indiana
M.A. Human Rights and Education for Peace, cum laude, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Heredia
2010-present. Teaching Instructor ECU
2009-11. Spanish Professor, Pitt Community College; advisor 2011.
Spanish-English Interpreter, for many years as a volunteer and as a paid consultant for medical facilities, law offices, and community centers
2007. Volunteer English teacher, Westland School, San Rafael de Flores, Costa Rica
2004. Private English and Spanish teacher, Monterrey Mexico
2007-08. Rotary Academic Ambassadorial Scholar, Costa Rica
2005. Student leader of study abroad course to Ecuador
2003. Intern, Esperanza Viva Youth Home, Puebla Mexico
2009. La Historia de Nuestras Vidas Project, Decorah IA in support of workers and families affected by the 2008 immigration raid in Postville, IA. Facilitator and translator of an original play which documents immigration and federal detention in the U.S.
2005-06. Refugee Advocate, Chicago Metropolitan Sanctuary Alliance; and public policy coordinator for the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America