I grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. I have a degree in English/Writing from Missouri Western State University and studied abroad in France and at Oxford University in the UK as an undergraduate. I later completed my MA TESOL in the UK. I worked in academic publishing for several years before beginning my teaching career in 2003. I have since taught in South Korea, the UK, Vietnam and Malaysia. I have visited Japan several times, but this is my first time living here. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy running, hiking and doing yoga. I love being outside, whether it’s in nature or exploring a big city like Tokyo. I enjoy traveling, learning languages and finding great places to eat.
Favorite Conversation Topics
- Study Abroad
- Organization and Time Management