I was influenced to become a teacher at an early age by my mom, who teaches primary school. As a young adult I often helped her in the classroom and I quickly developed a passion for working with children. Although, I tried to avoid following into my mom´s footsteps and studied “Cultural Anthropology” as my undergraduate degree, becoming a teacher always stuck in the back of my mind.
In 2014, as part of my studies I had the opportunity to go to Shanghai for an internship at an NGO called “Stepping Stones”, where I taught English to migrant children in primary school. It was a lot of fun to engage with the children through play and interaction, even when language barriers were an issue. I loved to see the positive impact of education in these children´s lives. In the summer of 2015, I returned to China and volunteered as a leader in a summer camp for migrant kids. After these experiences my decision to become a teacher solidified.
When I knew that I would move to Canada to be with my wife, the opportunity to become a teacher presented itself, and I took it by enrolling at the University of Ottawa’s Bachelor of Education program. Now my journey as an educator begins.