English to Spanish Live Interpretation Professional Deborah Meister

Member since May 18, 2013

I am a bilingual science teacher from a multicultural background. Born in Costa Rica to a Korean mother and American father, I went to a local school where I learned Spanish, while speaking English at home. I relearned all of my technical science vocabulary in English when I got to college, and obtained my Bachelor's degree in biology at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I proceeded to dabble in a PhD program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I discovered a love for teaching. I am now a high school teacher with credentials in biology and earth science, certification for working with English learners, and a master's degree in Education. I have been tutoring English and Spanish since I was in middle school, and I currently work with many students who are learning English as a second language. Besides teaching, I am a news junkie, an avid home cook, and a plant biology geek.