Languages are my passion, so I love sharing them with students. Before coming to Oak Ridge in 2007, I taught for 4 years at Bella Vista and Yuba City. I got my B.A. in French at U.C. Davis in 1999 and my Master’s in French at Bowling Green State University in 2001. I studied in Avignon, France while at Davis. I then spent a year studying at the university in Tours, France for my MA. I also spent a year in Nantes, France teaching English in a high school. I travel to France often to study and visit. I got my teaching credential at Sac State. I have also studied two summers in Mexico (Guanajuato and Cuernavaca) and earned my teaching credential in Spanish in 2007. I love playing with my dog Ace. He gets all my attention. I also enjoy traveling, watching TV and reading thrillers. As I enjoy languages, I continue to learn, so I have studied Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Moroccan Arabic.