Profession: teacher, international recruiter, artist, writer
Teaching Experience: I taught English in schools outside the US. Many of our students were not Americans and were learning English as a second language. I taught college preparatory classes in writing and vocabulary development. I also taught teachers how to teach writing. I have taught people how to make things in sewing, and have taught sales people how to improve their sales. I have edited and published a biography.
Interests: I lived abroad for 20 years in Europe and the Middle East. I traveled from Sweden to Afghanistan, and throughout Europe while living in Germany. I love to make food from places I have visited, especially Turkish, Arabic, and Indian. I make art with fabric many based on photos I took on my travels.
Education: California State University Northridge, BA English
University of New Mexico, Graduate courses in English and Writing
Ball State University, certificate in varied abilities in the classroom
University of California, Berkeley, Bay Area Writers' Project Certificate
University of Maryland, 2 credits Turkish Language
Spoken Languages: English (Native)