We are excited to welcome our new TEFL Trainer, Gregory Ruggiero, to the team! Gregory is originally from New York. He earned his Bachelors degree from Flagler College (a quaint liberal arts college in St. Augustine, FL). Focusing on English Literature and Creative Writing, Gregory’s interest in language was primarily artistic. As these interests broadened, Gregory went on to study language and representation within the Interdisciplinary Humanities Department at Florida State University. With a concentration in Modern Intellectual History, Gregory taught classes such as Multicultural Film, Cultural Imperialism, and Modern Humanities within the Interdisciplinary Humanities Department at FSU. He earned his Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities in 2008. Upon earning TEFL certification at Oxford Seminars’ Manhattan campus, Gregory entered Western Carolina University’s TESOL graduate department. While teaching within the Intensive English Program at WCU, Gregory earned his TESOL Masters degree in 2013. A family man, practicing musician, avid surfer, and ESL enthusiast, Gregory moved to Costa Rica in 2014. A new addition to Costa Rica TEFL, Gregory is happy to be a part of the team!