I am Aurora Lucas, educator by profession, Filipino-American at heart.
How can I be of service to you today?
I am a 26 year old that aspires to continuously serve and learn more about the people of the world.
I was born and raised in the land of 7,000 islands: The Philippines. I was surrounded by four languages: Filipino, Ilocano, Visaya and English.
In 2002, my family immigrated to the suburbs of Chicago, where we were expected to adapt a new way of life. New people, new faces, new language, new everything. I was placed in a classroom where I barely spoke the language, with the sink or swim idea of language learning. I work hard every day to learn more about the intricacies of language learning and how it deeply affects our identity.
I am an advocate for:
- social justice
- sexual harassment
- women’s rights
- minority rights
- equalizing educational opportunities for disenfranchised children, youth, and adults
I strive to continously grow, make meaningful connections, and open up my arms to the beautiful possibilities of the world we live in. I also know that its important to be conscious about the challenges we all face – I thrive in situations where we have to collaborate about solving problems.
I love meeting new people, learning new things, and working hard for people who envision a better world.
- Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- BA in English Literature with a Focus on Creative Writing
- Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
- SIT TESOL Certificate
I love jumping into the unknown and uncomfortable because I believe that’s where we are able to grow the most.
I have been blogging / writing / creating content for social media for the past five years, and I just wanted to thank every single one of you for being a loyal audience, and for continuously hyping me up to do the work that I’ve always been meant to do!
More content coming soon. Thanks for patiently waiting!