I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago. I am currently an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher to adults and I also tutor children in Miami. Prior to that, I taught English in Daejeon, South Korea to children and teenagers. I have always loved sport, particularly football (soccer) so becoming involved with an organisation like Malalo, which uses sport to get youth off the streets, was an incredible opportunity for me. As an ESL teacher with an academic background in International Relations, I always try to incorporate global themes wherever possible in my classes.
I wrote my Masters thesis on the Impact and Effectiveness of Sports on the Millennium Development Goals. I am also a U.N. Online Volunteer. As a UNOV, I worked with the Malalo Sports Foundation in Zambia (www.malalosports.org). where I researched potential partners for the organisation and collaborated with other online volunteers on its projects. I am extremely passionate about sport and its power as an instrument of development, unity, healing and peace. I was fortunate enough to participate in sport programmes in 2011 in Granada Nicaragua with Futbol Sin Fronteras and in 2014 with the United Nations Youth Camp at the Bolleteri Academy in Sarasota, Florida. I recently wrote an article (February 2016) on the impact of sport on education which was published on this platform. I always seek opportunities to get involved in sport for development in Miami.