Language and learning are among my greatest personal and professional passions. With a B.A. in Comparative Philosophy and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Brock University (St. Catharines, Canada), as well as an M.A. in Intellectual History from The New School for Social Research (New York City), I have extensively studied the English language in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary contexts. Having previously taught university seminars, as well as pursued numerous rigorous and rewarding degrees, I hope to pass on what I have learned through my experiences as both a teacher and student onto those young scholars with an ambition to study in North American institutions. Born in Washington D.C., raised tending to animals on a rescue farm in the Appalachian mountains of Maryland, educated south of Toronto and in the Big Apple, I am excited to call Tirana my new international home.