Christina Andrade is a California-born educator who has taught English as a second language around the world. She is a passionate action researcher dedicated to the constant learning that comes from the teaching process. Andrade graduated with highest honors from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2003. Following the completion of her bachelor's in communication, she earned her CELTA teaching certificate from Cambridge and taught in Australia. After years of living and teaching abroad, from Micronesia to Australia, she moved to San Diego to continue her education earning a Master of Education in TESOL, Culture and Literacy from the University of San Diego, where she received the School of Leadership and Education Award of Distinction. Andrade loves to share her passion of teaching as a teacher-trainer in the UC San Diego Extension TEFL program and the TESOL program at the University of San Diego. Andrade created the curriculum for the University of San Diego’s TEFL Certificate program and also instructs full-time at UC San Diego’s English Language Institute.