Amy Joy Lashmet has had a passion for language, culture, and travel since she went to El Salvador in high school. Since then, she has lived in Germany, Spain, and New York City to study linguistics and teach English. She graduated from UCSB with a degree in Spanish Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She then continued her studies in TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Amy Joy has taught students from all over the world and continues to study Spanish herself. Additionally, she is interested in language and metacognition and using technology in the classroom.