Instructor of ESL
ESL Credit Division
I grew up and attended elementary, middle, and high schools on Long Island, in New York State, and graduated with a New York State Regent’s scholarship. I attended SUNY New Paltz for a year, during which time I received a Philosophy scholarship to study at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France, where I studied French language, history, and philosophy for two years at Paris 4, at the Sorbonne. Afterward, I studied Philosophy for a year at Paris 9, then a year at the Institute of Political Studies, studying, of course, Political Science, followed by another year in Cannes, where I studied the fine art of sunbathing, grilling, and drinking Rosés. I returned home, moved to New York City and lived there for a decade, graduating from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, and working in the hotel industry for several years. After a sojourn in Portland Oregon, working in the Portland Art Museum, I moved to Pasadena California, began teaching ESL in a private language school, received a Master’s in TESOL from CSULA, and have been teaching ESL at GCC for the last six years, three semesters in non-credit, and the last four and a half years in credit; becoming a full-time instructor in 2008. I currently live in Pasadena, with a 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro and six houseplants, and am contemplating the adoption of a cat.