I began learning Spanish in high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I grew up. After 2 mission trips to a children’s home in Guatemala, I knew I would not give up learning Spanish until I achieved fluency. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English at Union University in Tennessee before completing a Master of Arts in Spanish at Middlebury College in Vermont. I spent a year studying in Madrid, Spain and taught English at a community college in Santiago, Chile. I have experience teaching middle school Spanish, translating, and working with foreign exchange students. Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities--especially gardening, horseback riding, or playing with my pet goats, cats, and dog—as well as reading, painting,
piano, and crocheting. My Amigos has afforded me the opportunity to pursue my dream of holding a bilingual job where I utilize my language skills daily in support of an organization that seeks to provide children with quality education and a global skillset from an early age.