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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Location New York City, New York, United States
Introduction I currently teach ESL in the south Bronx. I'm in the process of collecting histories of my students and compiling them along with the interesting stories they tell. Before teaching English, I got two Master's degrees in Belgium: European Studies and Social and Cultural Anthropology. Before that, I taught preschool and before that I studied Family Studies for my undergrad. I'm interested in the immigrant experience and in particular the family dynamics during and after immigration.
Interests Travel, Photography, Hiking, Camping, Swimming, Rivers/Beaches
Favorite Music I like a little bit of everything... Country and Bluegrass...Johnny Cash Modest Mouse, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, The White Stripes, Ozomatli, Wilco Blues and Jazz
Favorite Books Steinbeck...The Grapes of Wrath was the first book to touch me in a profound way, Hemmingway...The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun also Rises, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Anything by Alice Walker or Toni Morisson, Bill Bryson...A Walk in the Woods, Notes from a Big Continent, Sherman Alexie (getting in touch with my native american roots)...Indian Killer, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fight in Heaven, Jack Kerouac, David Sedaris, Any book on cultural anthropology or feminism