Experience

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Founder

GLOBALU Aug. 2013 – Present

Coordinate new teachers with ESL positions overseas via worldwide partners to promote educational and meaningful travel experiences through cultural and language exchange programs.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Aug. 2014 – May 2015

Held sole responsibility for lesson planning, educating and assessing 57 students in first-year composition. My course centered on the rhetorical situation for writing with a theme of Ethics in Higher Education where I helped students broaden critical thinking skills to analyze research for credibility and taught how to write for various audiences.

Beginning Creative Writing Teaching Assistant

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Jan. 2015 – May 2015

Taught elements of craft such as voice and characterization; critiqued student writing using a hierarchy of concerns; led productive writing workshops for each of the 21 students throughout the semester.

Morgan Library Teaching Assistant

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Aug. 2013 — May 2014
Instructed a course designed for freshmen students on how to utilize the library for research, including an introduction to research databases, best practices for search terms, and what denotes a credible source.

Writing Center Consultant

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Aug. 2013 — May 2014
Held one-on-one consults with nearly 800 students in a multi- cultural, multi-lingual environment with a focus on collaborative pedagogy to help students understand their mistakes using the hierarchy of rhetorical concerns, thus helping them improve their writing now and in the future.

English Teacher in China

GUANGDONG PEIZHENG COLLEGE Aug. 2012 – Feb. 2013

Created and implemented lessons for six bi-weekly courses of English Conversation utilizing content of interest to my Chinese students; interviewed teacher applicants for the opportunity to study English and teach Mandarin in Canada; served as a board member for the school’s International Symposium.

 

English Teacher in Thailand

Suwannaphum Wittayalai High School Nov. 2011 — Mar. 2012

Created and implemented lessons for 10 bi-weekly courses of varying levels of English Conversation utilizing content of interest to my Thai students.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts

English, Creative Nonfiction
Colorado State University 2015

Bachelor of Arts

Journalism
University of Oregon 2009

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