An educator of French, Italian, and ESL for over 20 years, I have been teaching in both schools and colleges in the states and in Switzerland and France. I also did some translation work for a musicology convention in Montpellier, France where I lived for six years. As a presenter of pedagogical workshops to teachers throughout New England, I also translated Spanish and French cooperative games, stories, and songs for the foreign language classroom. I have also done some translation work for a local Peace group with a focus on the environment and the effects of war.
At present, I am the secretary of the Multicultural Alliance of Virginia; we help other organizations with their international festivals and we also organize a huge annual multicultural festival in April. Many of our members are leaders of the Latino, Turkish and Indian communities and we also educate students in the schools about different cultures. I have also compiled a three page directory of all the multicultural organizations and clubs in this area, Hampton Roads, Virginia.