I am the English as a Second Language (ESOL) Specialist at the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC). In this role, I coordinate teacher professional development that aligns with state and federal initiatives, as well as local interests and needs. This work includes the design and delivery of online courses, face-to-face workshops, and virtual meetings, all with a focus on the practice of teaching English to adult learners. My career has consisted of working in international education in both the adult education and university settings. In addition to teaching English as a Second Language, I have also worked as an international student advisor, which has given me tremendous insight into the options that exist for creating career pathways for adult students. I am also knowledgeable in current immigration requirements and student placement testing. I hold a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in global affairs/middle eastern studies and a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Southern California.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my friends and family. I love to visit and explore new places both domestically and internationally. I also enjoy spending time with my golden retriever, Archie.