I am currently in a post-Baccalaureate apprenticeship program, through which I am teaching middle school Spanish and obtaining my teaching license in Massachusetts. I recently returned from 10 months of learning Danish in Denmark. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Massachusetts Boston, where I taught six undergraduate courses solo as the instructor-of-record. I am a former US Fulbright Student Research Fellow to Albania and I have a short piece forthcoming in the Fast Funny Women Anthology (Woodhall Press), edited by UConn Professor, Gina Barreca. My time at UConn as an English and Spanish major, with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in International Studies, set the foundation for me to continue building towards my ultimate goal of furthering my career as an educator, creative writer, translator, and researcher of English, Spanish, Albanian, and Danish languages and literatures.