Tyrel Nelson


TES0L Certification — School for International Training, Quito, Ecuador


Tyrel graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Journalism and Spanish Studies. His degree path gave him the opportunity to live abroad twice — a semester in Venezuela followed by a newspaper internship in Spain.


Tyrel has taught Spanish at various organizations in the Twin Cities, such as Berlitz Training Solutions, VEAP: Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, and Minneapolis College Continuing Education. He has also taken many volunteer trips to Latin America over the past two decades, primarily serving as a team leader and/or interpreter.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Explores nature trails with with his lively wife and bright-eyed baby daughter
  • Moonlights as an author, publishing books on his life and travels
  • Plays baseball, softball, disc golf, and guitar