Tyson de Moura Umberger

 

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tumberg@tiu.ac.jp


Introduction

I am originally from Annapolis, Maryland on the East Coast of the United States. However, I lived in Hawaii for nearly 8 years, where I also earned my undergraduate and graduate education. To me, Hawaii is my home because it chose me and it is where most of my most crucial ‘growing up’ happened. I also taught and lived in South America for over 3 years, more specifically Ecuador and Brazil. I speak both Spanish and Portuguese fluently, so if you would like to practice, come find me! I love the outdoors and most athletic activities that you can do outdoors- hiking, cycling, and extreme sports, but most especially tennis. (I love tennis!) I speak four languages fluently and have studied eight in total. If you want to help me with my ninth language (Japanese), I would really be excited and appreciate it.


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Favorite Conversation Topics

  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Neuroscience
  • Tennis
  • Music
  • Hiking
  • Travel
  • Hawaii
  • South America
  • Ecuador
  • Brazil
  • Animals
  • Environment