My passion for teaching started when I was a AmeriCorps Vista Fellow with College Possible, an organisation dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds be accepted to college. This first experience guided me to a path that combined my passions for teaching, languages, and music around the world. I was selected J. William Fulbright Scholar in Portugal and recipient of the Portuguese Science and Technology Award for my Phd in Cultural Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon for my research “Remaking: The Reshaping of Sound in Portuguese Musical Comedies”.
I teach engaging and interactive music and language classes on Outschool. I specialise teaching the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, and French. I also teach clarinet lessons from beginner to advanced, music theory, and music appreciation.
2020 Phd, Cultural Studies, Universidade Cátolica Portuguesa – Lisboa
2020 Diploma, Orchestral Conducting, Ecole Normale de Musique – Alfred Cortot
2020 Prix de Perfectionnement, Clarinet Performance, Conservatoire de Versailles
2015 Diploma, Conducting, Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo
2014 Master of Music, Clarinet Performance, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
2012 Bachelor of Arts, Double Degree in Music and European History, University of Minnesota
Fun facts: I’m a polyglot and speak 7 languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Tagalog, English, German, and Chinese. Right now, I am learning Italian and Croatian. I love ❤️ food, reading 📖, music 🎶, and anything art 🖼! I have traveled to over 40 countries and volunteer for causes I believe in. I have two cats named Mao (cat in Chinese, not the dictator) and Neko (cat 😻in Japanese).