My name is Maredil Leon and I come from Venezuela; a beautiful country in the north of South America. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, but I spent at least 17 years of my life living in the city that I now call home: Valencia, Venezuela. There, I attended Universidad de Carabobo where I earned a BA in education with a major in English. After college, I spent about 4 years working as an English as a Foreign Language teacher in bilingual Venezuelan schools; I taught 9th grade, 4th grade, and did some college teaching as well. In 2013, I came to the US through the Fulbright program and completed my MA in English as a Second Language here at the University of Arizona. I have been living in Tucson for the past 2 years and I really love the desert! In my free time, I enjoy travelling, camping, photography, and watching TV shows.
My research interests are: politics of education, curriculum development, language assessment, program administration, and teacher training.