My name is Ivan Miranda; I am originally from Bolivia, South America. Prior to residing in Oregon, I lived in Illinois where I got my Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages. In Bolivia I earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and here in Oregon I taught Spanish at the University of Oregon for two years as a GTF (Graduate Teaching Fellow) while doing my Masters in Spanish. Currently, I’m taking MBA classes, this is my second year!
In Bolivia I owned an FM Radio Station (Parnassus FM 101) where I took my first steps in the practical business world. Currently, I work as a Bilingual Medical Interpreter (part time) and teach Spanish privately to business owners, administrators, attorneys, and health professionals.
I love to travel; I visited many states and cities in the U.S. and many countries in Europe (I lived in Germany for two years). During my academic breaks in Germany I visited south of India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives Islands. In South America I traveled for Uruguay and Brazil (many times), and in Bolivia I traveled almost everywhere.
In my free time I play soccer, tennis, and chess. I also enjoy biking, hiking, dancing, and swimming.
I hope we are going to have a very productive and rewarding academic year!!