Born in S. Korea and raised in Brazil, I grew up speaking both Korean and Portuguese.
Having lived in different cultures led me to appreciate and embrace a worldwide perspective in life.
I finished my undergraduate studies in Spanish and Portuguese literature at UCLA and received my Master's degree at UCLA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL.
I taught ESL to international students, worked as an elementary school teacher for many years, and was an advisory teacher for an independent studies program.
This school year (2021-2022), I will be teaching Advanced Core ESL class and Advanced Communication Skills class.
I look forward to meeting all the new students who always bring wonderful worldwide perspectives to the class!