Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m currently completing my M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at Lehigh University. This blog originally began as a way to document my time teaching English in Chile through the government’s English Opens Doors Program after graduating from San Francisco State University in 2011. Working in international education has deepened my passion for supporting student activism/civic engagement, and supporting first-generation college students’ and immigrants’ access to and success in higher education. 


“International educational exchange is the most significant current project designed to continue the process of humanizing mankind to the point, we would hope, that men can learn to live in peace–eventually even to cooperate in constructive activities rather than compete in a mindless contest of mutual destruction….We must try to expand the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception, and there is no way of doing that except through education.”

– J. William Fulbright



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