Sasha Kingsley started teaching English when she was volunteering abroad in Thailand to help with the tsunami relief effort in 2004. After several more years of traveling and teaching, she realized that teaching English to international students was the perfect career for her because it combined both of her passions – learning about new cultures and teaching. Sasha has a certificate in TESL from UC Berkeley Extension and a master’s in education from UC Berkeley. She has been teaching in UC Davis Extension’s IEP program for since fall 2012. In her spare time, Sasha enjoys camping with her family, making Halloween costumes and painting. She also enjoys traveling and has been lucky enough to visit Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Thailand, Laos, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Spain, and Italy.