I am a passionate university Professor and Researcher of Political Science and English as a Second Language. I obtained my BA in Political Science and my MA in Education focusing on the teaching of languages. Here is a List of my Recent Publications. Currently, I have been accepted to the University of Alberta as an international PhD student in the Doctorate of Political Science program.
I am currently looking for independently contracted work as an educator, tutor, translator, and/or programmer, please read about my skills below; I am sure I have something to offer you or your organization.
In 2016, I obtained my Master’s in Teaching: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Southern California earning a position in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for my concluding academic standing; additionally, I am a 2008 graduate of Humboldt State University with my BA in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations. In both of these academic positions, I relied heavily on research, report writing, and data analysis. Additionally, I have spent the last six years teaching, with nearly two of those years teaching English as a Second Language here at College of the Redwoods. As such, I have a working-level knowledge of the types of reports that instructors write, their grammatical requirements, and the need for specialized writing and editing skills.
Recently, I was employed by two international graduate students from Saudi Arabia and Peru at Humboldt State University in the Sociology and Political Science Departments where I assisted them in their research, which included literature reviews, survey and interview analyses, and technical writing assistance and revision.
As a native English speaker and a doctoral student in a Spanish-speaking university, my abilities in both languages highly qualify me as an effective translator and interpreter. I have been a professional Spanish/English translator and interpreter for over 5 years and I have successfully translated immigration, financial and identity documents for the governments of the United States, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.