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University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Graduation: August 2016

PhD in Applied English Linguistics

Thesis: The role of semantic transparency and metaphorical elaboration through pictures for learning idioms in a second language

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

Graduation: May 2010

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics

MA comprehensive exam: "Pass with Highest Distinction"

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies & Spanish

Graduation: December 2004


St. Giles International, San Francisco, California, USA

Completion: January 2005

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages

(Cambridge CELTA)

Foreign Languages

Spanish (advanced)

Japanese (intermediate)

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