Samira teaches Spanish at Hampshire College, Bay State Hospital and in the World Language Program at ILI. She also teaches ESOL in the College Language and American Studies Program (CLASP) at Springfield College and in the Commonwealth Honors College Summer Institute at UMass at Amherst. She is originally from Brazil and speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a MA in Spanish and holds a TESOL Certificate from SIT Graduate Institute. During her time at UNH, she studied abroad in Granada, Spain and did graduate research studies in Brazil. She has been teaching languages since 2000 and she has worked as a translator/interpreter in Spanish, Portuguese and English.