I am a mentor in the broad area of Cultural Studies. My educational background includes a BA in English, a MA in American Literature and a PhD in Applied Linguistics. Here at ESC, I work with student in face to face mentoring and at a distance, in structured on-line courses or independent studies. I work with students on writing at different levels. In addition to the work I do at Long Island, I advise and work with students in the Center for International Programs in Prague (Czech Republic) and Tirana (Albania). This work centers mainly in the area of communications. I designed an ELL program and taught skills assessment prior to joining the faculty of this college. I serve as a consultant to higher education institutions both the US and in Argentina. I have a particular interest in issues of cultural diversity.