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1994-1998 University of Florida BA in Portuguese with honors. Minors in Teaching English as a Second Language, Latin American Studies, and Secondary Education
1995 Study Abroad at IBEU Brazilian Language and Culture Program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2002 National Extension College, Preparatory Course for the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation exam
July-Nov. 2002 Translator at GF Studio in Rome, Italy. Translated articles from Italian into English on news and art topics for Italian press agency and other clients
Aug.-Oct. 2001, Apr.-Nov.2002 Tour Guide, Saturnalia Walks, Rome, Italy. Co-founded tour company which offers historical walking tours of sites in Rome. Requires outstanding knowledge of Roman history and an ability to speak confidently to large groups of people.
Mar.1999-Jun.2000 International Work Exchange Program, Disneyland Paris. Attendance of intensive French language classes as well as work experience in French-speaking environment in a restaurant with international clientele.
1998-1999 Walt Disney World College Program, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Participated in weekly business seminars in addition to on-site job experience in the tourism industry.
1997-1998 Interaction Leader, English Language Institute, University of Florida. Led groups of international students in educational and extracurricular activities.