My name is Leidy Carolina Pardo Guzman. I am 26 years old and come from Ibaqué, Colombia. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tolima in 2020 with an emphasis on English Education. When I was in Colombia, I used to work in a private school teaching English and basic French to students from Pre-K to 6th grade. I have a large family - three brothers, one sister and a dog. I consider my family the center of my world, and I am doing my best to make them feel proud of my achievements, because they deserve great things. I really love riding a bicycle, walking in nature, meeting new people, and discovering new places. I think that being an LA at ISLA is a great opportunity to learn a different way to teach. I hope it can provide me useful tools, methodologies and strategies to incorporate in my teaching style, which will help me to become a better teacher. Also, this is an amazing opportunity to meet new people, know and learn about the American culture, and others. I believe we can find people from different nationalities, which is wonderful, since I will also have the chance to show essential aspects of my beautiful culture in Colombia. Thank you!