For over 25 years, Julia has lived, traveled, and worked in 43 countries. She has taught EFL courses and directed and managed EFL programs in 24 countries, 3 U.S. universities, 7 U.S. states, and countless small group and private tutoring sessions. Since 2010, Julia has traveled the world as a private contractor teaching English Writing Proficiency courses to USAID/State Department staff. Throughout her professional life, she has acquired vast experience teaching, coaching, and mentoring students toward achieving their academic, and perhaps more importantly long-term, their life goals and dreams. Julia is also an entrepreneur and has owned several small businesses. She holds a BA in Political Science/International Relations with minors in English and Communications and an MA in Hispanic Literature.