After graduating in 2017, I moved to Madrid, Spain where I have been working as an English Language Assistant in a public primary school. While it took me a few months to get acclimated to the culture and education system, the experiences, coursework and opportunities I was exposed to at William & Mary gave me a wealth of knowledge that aided in my transition and continue to assist me in and out of the classroom. One class that has been particularly useful was my Spanish Phonetics course. Through learning more about manners of articulation in a Spanish context and comparing them to my own, I am able to make accurate and detailed suggestions to help my students obtain a more native-level pronunciation.
While I hope to stay in Madrid for the time being and perhaps pursue a Masters of Bilingual Education, I also hope to continue my education in the Hispanic Studies field in the future.