Post Graduate Courses: Universidad de Costa Rica Sede de Guanacaste. 2012: Costa Rican History and Oral Expression, 2013
M.A. Spanish Literature. Roosevelt University Chicago Illinois, 2003
B.A. Sociology/Anthropology. Knox College. Galesburg Illinois, 1992
One undergraduate semester in ACM San José, Costa Rica
Chicago Geographical Society. Chicago, Illinois
One hour talk to Society members. Talk entitled "Pura Vida: Living and Traveling in Costa Rica".
Oakton Community College Cultures Week. Oakton College Skokie, Illinois
One hour talk to event participants. Talk entitled "Living in Costa Rica".
Oakton Community College Cultures Week. Oakton Community College Des Plaines, Illinois
One hour talk to event participants. Talk entitled "Latino Union and Understanding Day Laborers in Chicago"
First Year Experience Instructor. Northeastern Illinois University Chicago Iillinois, 2013-present
One semester course on Latino Culture in Chicago for First Year students, introduction to Chicago Latino history and its contribution to literary growth of the city the course integrated writing and college success skills.
Spanish Instructor. Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, Illinois, 2005-present
Currently teach introductory and intermediate Spanish courses. Developed on-line courses for beginning Spanish.
Spanish Instructor. Oakton Community College. Skokie, Illinois, 2005-present
Teach introductory Spanish and work individually with students who choose to do
Honors projects that include translation, intermediate conversation and writing.
Spanish Tutor. Lincolnwood, Illinois, 2010-2011
Complete homework, create study guides and prepare high school students for exams. I work
with students individually and provide support instruction and activities to facilitate learning.
Volunteer: English as a Second Language Instructor. Latino Union. Chicago, Illinois
As a volunteer I met with immigrant day laborers twice a week to provide beginning,
intermediate and advanced level English language instruction. I created and tailored lessons
to students’ needs and interests.
Lech Walesa Hall 2034
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Chicago, IL 60625