Regina has been dabbling in a little bit of this and that ever since her mother (an Educator of 30+ years) enrolled her in every possible community class — from ballet and tap dance to ice skating and swimming to drama, gymnastics, and entomology (study of bugs and insects). She could often be found with her nose in a book, stenciling and writing stories about animals, or borrowing from her parents’ record collection and listening to the likes of Helen Reddy, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, and Dionne Warwick over and over and over again. She is a great supporter of local activities, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, thrift-store shopping, and public libraries. Her favorite way to learn more about life and people is through travel and sampling ethnic cuisine. So far (and still counting) Regina has been to 28 U.S. States and 15 countries. In her adult years she has discovered the joy of cooking, photography (this goes well with traveling), scuba diving, crocheting, beading, cardmaking, and collecting purses.
In her professional life, Regina is self-diagnosed with MCID or Multiple Career Interest Disorder — her top professional passions being Education, Counseling, Culture, Languages, and Technology. She has taught English abroad, worked in Clinical Education, mentored at-risk youth, taught Spanish in junior high and high schools, bridged the worlds of Education and Technology, and worked with international students at the post-secondary level. She holds a B.A. in Spanish Education and Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and an M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development. Always at the heart of what she does are three primary desires — to pursue lifelong learning and development, to honor individuals and diversity, and to build community. Her dream job is to work on a college or university campus sending U.S. students abroad, and welcoming international students to the States. To learn more about her professionally, visit Reaching Out – Drawing Near.
She joyfully and knowing-she’s-spoiled does what she loves in Southern California with the love of her husband and company of her cat.