Doug has ten years of experience in language and cultural education. He graduated from Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida, with a diploma from the International Baccalaureate Program. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic Language & Literature from Georgetown University. During college, Doug studied abroad in Spain, Morocco and Turkey. Since college, he has worked as an interpreter, language teacher, and translator in Washington, DC, Brazil, and the Bay Area. He is currently getting his Master’s degree in Biblical Languages (Hebrew and Greek) at the Graduate Theological Union.
Doug’s favorite hobby is learning languages through music and other creative ways. He speaks five languages fluently (English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and can converse in five (Amharic, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Turkish). He also studies and plays music (piano, guitar, music production, and percussion). Doug enjoys helping students learn a new language in ways that they enjoy, such as reading, writing, music, games, and stories.