obtained my training at two, world-renown academic institutions. I attained my first degree in Comparative Literature at Brown University and then completed the six years of training necessary to obtain my degree as a licensed psychologist at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). While studying psychology, I worked as a High School English teacher at St. Andrew’s Scots School, as well as both participated and helped to manage their tutoring program.
My personal background is also unique. I grew up in Hong Kong, where I attended the American international school (HKIS), receiving first-hand the experience of being a foreigner abroad. After completing my college degree at Brown, I moved to Chicago for a year, working as a Child Welfare Case Manager with the Latino community there. Since then I have returned to Buenos Aires, where I continue to train and work with a variety of different populations in various settings.
Although I have found my academic training to be invaluable and have greatly benefited from the education received at both of the institutions I attended, I also strongly believe that being an effective psychologist transcends merely getting a degree in Psychology, but is also about being able to connect and understand different life experiences. I consider that my international background, my experience with teenagers and the diversity of the populations I have worked with complement my academic background, coming together to give me a broad knowledge of the world that I strive to implement in my daily practice.