Marina is an Argentina native who came to Minnesota in 1998 as member of the Amity Program, fulfilling the role of Language Ambassador. She obtained her BA degree to Teach English as a Foreign Language in Argentina. A desire to improve her language skills and knowledge of the culture motivated her to come to the US. Her first experience was teaching at St Paul Academy while staying with a host family. She loved the culture and lifestyle and decided to make Minnesota her new home. She was able to find a job teaching Spanish at a school where she taught Spanish for 20 years. Marina’s experience in teaching language ranges from working with students in Pre-­K to 8th grade. Besides teaching in the classroom Marina was responsible of creating and developing curriculum and implementing Responsive Classroom Management.