I am a lawyer by profession and a linguist at heart. I lived and worked most of my life in New York City and have worked for both international clients and global companies.
Thanks to my multilingual upbringing, I acquired an ear for languages at an early age, and as a result developed a long-standing interest in the study of languages and cultures.
As a high school student, I was an officer of the Italian Club and tutored Italian students.
As a college student, I attended programs at Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires as well as Sapienza Università di Roma. During my junior year in college, I participated in the prestigious, year-long internship at the United Nations in New York City. In my spare time, I studied German at the Goethe-Institut, Italian at the Accademia Dante Alighieri and Japanese at the Japanese Cultural Center.
After law school, I furthered my language skills and took Spanish for Lawyers at the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute and French at Baruch College of Continuing Education.
As an attorney, I gained invaluable experience in understanding the business culture and protocols of the regions of the world I traveled to.
I received training in teaching English as a Second Language at ICANA (Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano) in Argentina where I taught advanced English to corporate and business students.
I further enriched my knowledge of languages and cultures by traveling extensively around Europe and South America.
As a mother of two, I have garnered a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the area of early language development and language acquisition.
Most recently, I received training as a Literacy Tutor. Through personalized instruction, I assist Literacy Nassau as a volunteer in opening doors to opportunity and success for adults on Long Island who seek help with reading, writing or speaking English.
I am genuinely interested in sharing my knowledge and experience with bilingual, multilingual and monolingual parents who would like their children to embrace, learn and speak a second or third language and who want to provide their children an enriching, positive and fun experience that they will carry with them throughout their school years and beyond.