"Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time
when you will be grateful you did."
and learned English, however, speaking English was not permitted in our house. My parents wanted to raise my sisters and I in the Portuguese culture. At the age of 10, I began attending every appointment with my parents, aunts and uncles who needed a translator with them.
During my high school years, I attended Bethlehem Catholic High and was part of the Key Club and D.A.R.E. I also played girls’ soccer for all four years. I later when on to complete my undergraduate course work in Psychology at Moravian College. At that time, I had my son Julian and decided to take some time off to work and raise him. During this time, a great sense of awareness came over me. I realized that studying language was what I wanted to do all along. I decided to go back to Moravian and pursue my teaching degree in Spanish.
Throughout my time at Moravian, I have become captivated by language once again. Learning the history, culture and literature of Spain has inspired me to pursue other languages and cultures. It has been and always will be embedded in my heart and I believe that studying other languages expands our own minds, our lives and our world.