Originally from the Southwest, my curiosity and adventurous spirit attracts me to an international program like Mundus MAPP. I am starting my first year at Central European University in Budapest and plan to spend my second year at IBEI in Barcelona, Spain. My background is in grassroots organizations, participatory education and youth empowerment. My recent experience has been teaching English in Catania, Italy and Hanoi, Vietnam. I hold a Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and have taught a variety of levels and ages. Previously, I worked as the business director of a start-up non-profit, called RENEW, centered around youth leadership.
I have had extensive experience working with youth all over the world and especially in the area of international dialogue through Model United Nations and the International Rescue Committee. I have also worked for the United Nations Foundation as the Chief of Staff for their Global Classrooms Conference relating to a inter-cultural conversation among youth.
I hold a BA in Political Science from the University of Arizona. My most recent interests include human rights, post-conflict reconstruction and youth advocacy. More specifically, I am interested in youth voice during societal recovery and transition. This year I am collaborating on a project centered around policy research to connect Syrian refugees with access to tertiary education.
If you have any questions about the Mundus MAPP program, please don’t hesitate to contact me.