Hello! I have been teaching in the ESL program at UW since 2011. Prior to that I studied at UW-Madison for my undergraduate degree, completed my MA in ESL at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and spent several years living in the Middle East teaching English and studying Hebrew and Arabic. When not teaching I’m often spending time in my role as a local coordinator for Ayusa, a nonprofit high school exchange program, or hanging out with my family and my cats. I also teach Hebrew in the community. For me, the most rewarding aspect of teaching in the ESL program is helping my students gain writing and thinking skills that they’ll be able to use throughout their lives.