Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish,
Minor in Latin American Studies - California State University, Chico,
Studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1995-1996
Internship in Costa Rica, (4/97-5/97)
English Instructor and Private Tutor,
POLY Language Institute, Santa Clara, CA (10/98-8/99)
Taught English to adult students individually
and in classes; developed lesson plans; administered pre-tests and
post-tests, and communicated with training coordinator regarding studentsí
Spanish Tutor, ACE Educational Services,
Union City, CA (10/98-6/99)
Assess and tutor high school students
in Spanish, levels 1-4.
English Instructor, Tru Lingua Language
Systems, San Jose, CA (9/97-6/98)
Taught English classes to adults of different
ethnicities; developed lesson plans; administered pre-tests and post-tests,
and communicated with training coordinator regarding studentsí progress.
Private Tutor, self-employed, San Jose,
Tutored first grade children in all subjects;
developed lesson plans; assessed skills.
Recreation Counselor, American Language
and Culture Institute, Chico, CA (2/97-3/97)
Planned and coordinated group activities;
built multi-cultural relationships, and introduced Japanese students to
English Teacher, Madrid, Spain
Taught English to native Spanish speakers;
developed and implemented lesson plans.
Choreographer, California State University,
Chico, CA (11/94-4/95)
Choreographed the musical "Gypsy" in partnership
with one other choreographer; developed steps, and created dances.
Dance Instructor, Wall Street Dance
Academy, Chico, CA (11/93-5/95)
Taught tap classes and choreographed dances.
SKILLS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Camp Leader, YMCA, San Jose, CA
(summers of 94 & 95)
Supervised children; planned and directed
large and small group activities.
Fluent in Spanish
Working knowledge of computer applications,
including MSWord, Netscape Navigator, and Internet Explorer
Volunteered for the student organization M.E.Ch.A.
- Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan:
helped Latinos become citizens of
the United States; taught American History
Translated documents from Spanish to English
for the Universidad de Heredia, Costa Rica
Volunteered for the Newman Center to build
a house for a Latino family in Tijuana, Mexico
Traveled independently in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany,
Holland, England, Morocco, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Singapore, and
Interacted with locals, sharing my culture and gaining information
about theirs. Used their suggestions about transportation,
food, places of interest, and accommodations to form my itineraries.
Gained valuable experience through adapting to a variety of life-styles,
solving new types of problems, and becoming immersed in foreign cultures.