Joanne is a language lover and travel enthusiast. She is currently a Ph.D. student and Spanish instructor at UVa. Before returning to the USA for her doctoral work, she was an English, Portuguese, and Spanish instructor at an American school in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Prior to working in Brazil, she lived in Spain where she taught English as a second language at a public school in Madrid. She has experience teaching elementary, high school, college, and adult students in large groups and one-on-one settings. Joanne holds a M.A. in Spanish from Bowling Green State University, and a B.A. in Spanish and Public Relations from James Madison University.