ECLA Teacher Feature: Lisa Gonzales

  Meet a Teacher – Lisa Gonzales      Lisa grew up in Cerritos, California and graduated UC Davis, California as a double major in French and International Relations. She loves playing and watching ALL sports, especially softball and baseball. She loves mushrooms and cheese and sunflowers and sunsets. During her time at EC she tries to learn about different cultures. She said “You never know what class conversation will lead to, and you never know who you will meet next and what interesting fact you will learn about their culture.” She decided to do the presentation about the Philippines because she wanted to share her personal experience with what was going on over there and let the students know that it was closer to home and that it affected one of their teachers, and not just a random person they may have seen on the news. She also wanted to educate them about the actual events that transpired AND about the country itself, for those who knew little about the Philippines. On Friday, December 13, EC Los Angeles English students had a chance to learn more about the Philippines and the typhoon the hit the country. One of our teachers, Lisa Gonzales presented a impressive lecture about the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Lisa gave a talk about life on the islands before the typhoon swept through as well as the aftermath of it. The Philippines, Lisa said, “look like an old man with a walking stick on the map”, consist of more than 7,000 islands. Typhoon Haiyan hit right through the islands about one month ago. To give you an idea of how devastating Typhoon Haiyan was, we can compare it to Hurricane Katrina: Katrina has been called the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, but Typhoon Haiyan … Read more