Alex has been teaching ESL at Bellevue College since 2006. She received her undergraduate degree in European Studies, Linguistics and Music from the University of Washington in 2000 and her master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Seattle University in 2006. Alex has been teaching ESL in different capacities since 1999, when she tutored Italian students in English while living in Siena, Italy. She served as a volunteer with Literacy AmeriCorps in which she helped to manage the ESL and Talk Time programs in the King County Library System. She teaches primarily in the University Preparation program, but has taught courses in the Community ESL program and for a variety of short special programs for BC students and students visiting BC. Her favorite thing about teaching English is that it gives her the opportunity to get to know people from a variety of cultures and countries and help them reach their goals. In her free time, Alex likes dancing, traveling, cooking, singing, playing bass guitar, spending time outdoors and relaxing with friends and family.