Economics (Micro, Macro, International Development), Comparative Government, Social Studies, English
Upon completion of my M.A. in 2003, I taught high school social studies on the Zuni Indian Reservation in New Mexico for 3 years and then I taught at a small charter high school for 5 incredible years. There, I earned several classroom awards and won local and national fellowships and grants to further my classroom projects. There I was recognized as "Teacher of the Year."
In 2011, I was selected for a one-year education policy fellowship (Teaching Ambassador Fellowship) with the U.S. Department of Education, where I worked on policy with four other nationally-selected teachers.
With an itch to dive in and study Arabic, I moved to Cairo, Egypt, and then spent the following year in Amman, Jordan, on a Fulbright Fellowship. In Jordan, I taught advanced English courses to undergraduate students at the University of Jordan.
For the last five years, I have been teaching AP Economics, general economics, AP Comparative Government, and geography at an international school in Rome, Italy. I am currently on maternity leave.
Experience: 15 years
I have spent the last 16 years teaching in middle and high schools both in the United States and abroad. I have been teaching economics (AP Micro and Macro), comparative government (AP and mainstream courses), world geography, and intensive English language seminars (focused on writing and grammar).
In 1996, I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University (B.S. in Foreign Service), where I studied international affairs and political science. I spent my junior year studying civil law, international law, and political science in Siena, Italy. Upon graduation from Georgetown, I headed to Bologna, Italy, and then to Rome, where I worked initially as an English language instructor (for business managers and individuals) and as an English-Italian translator. Finally, I interned at the Associated Press for one year covering Italian politics and then I worked as a stringer for United Press International, for which I covered the historic establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
I left Italy in 2001 to spend four months in Gualeguaychu, Argentina, as a volunteer consultant on the design of a new Spanish-English bilingual program. When I learned of my acceptance at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, I headed back to the United States to complete my Master’s degree (M.A. in Law and Diplomacy) in Development Economics and International Law/Development.