I believe that technology helps bring the world closer together and enables more people than ever before to play an active role in this process.
That is why I pursued a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. In particular, I am deeply interested in Human Computer Interaction, online communities, and mobile applications. Some recent projects include:Cyclopath
I believe that teaching and learning are two of the greatest joys in life and that technology is key to making education more enjoyable, personal, and immersive.
I currently teach HTML and Web Fundamentals at a local college and have had opportunities to teach an introductory Java programming course and to assist in teaching and mentoring for a User Interface Design course.
I have helped English learners practice English through language exchange or private tutoring for more than two years.
I also have more than three years of experience teaching small youth groups, where I was able to try out many creative active learning techniques.
I believe that learning a foreign language is not only useful for communication, but is also a powerful sign of respect toward other cultures.
For this reason, I dedicate a lot of my free time to learning languages. For the moment, I can speak:
I believe that diversity of cultures, genders, beliefs, personalities, and backgrounds is essential in work and in life.
During the past few years, I have been involved with many cultural associations that have given me opportunities to: