Crystal Carothers, M.Ed., teaches various writing courses for UC San Diego Extension's Copyediting Certificate and Creative Writing Certificate, as well as ESL at the English Language Institute. She is a California-born educator who has taught English as a second language around the world. Crystal graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the San Francisco State University in 2006. Following the completion of her Bachelor's degree, she earned her TEFL teaching certificate in Madrid, Spain. After years of living and teaching abroad, she moved back to San Diego to continue her education with a Master’s of Education in TESOL from Alliant International University. Currently, Crystal teaches various writing and English courses at both UC San Diego Extension and at Mira Costa College.