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My academic interests include intercultural conflict resolution, classroom management, affective factors in learning English as a second language, and first-generation college students.
At the Center, I work primarily in the International Teaching Assistant program. I teach courses, conduct classroom observations and hold individual consultations for International Faculty and Teaching Assistants at the University. I also coordinate and teach in the summer CSE TALK orientation program for new international College of Science and Engineering graduate students.
I have given presentations in ITA training at the TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and POD (Professional and Organizational Development) Conferences. I've studied and taught abroad in Costa Rica and Italy, respectively, and I speak Spanish and Italian.
Currently I am the volunteer coordinator of a program at CTL called “Partners in English.” This program matches native English-speaking conversation partners with international graduate students enrolled in our classes.
My previous teaching experience includes serving as an ESL instructor for the former General College’s Post Secondary Teaching and Learning's Commanding English Program, ESL Liaison at the College of St. Catherine (Minneapolis campus), and English Instructor for the Municipality of Milan, Italy.