My love for travel started with a trip to Australia and New Zealand during my junior year of high school. A semester in Copenhagen during my college years solidified my need to see the world. After I graduated college, I got TEFL certified and hopped on a plane to China – a place I had never been and knew very little about. One year teaching English in China led to a Master’s degree, conversational Mandarin skills, and a lifetime of memories. I loved my experience teaching English to university students in China so much; I stayed there for three years. Because of this experience, my career goals changed, and I worked for CIEE Teach Abroad programs for almost three years before moving to the TEFL department. I love that my job is to promote English language learning, and help change lives for people all over the world.