John is excited to join Fusion. A Colorado native, John earned his B.A. in Spanish Education from Adams State University after spending two years abroad in Costa Rica. While teaching in a small high school at a ski town in Colorado John earned his M.A. in Language, Literacy, and Culture: Emphasizing teaching methods to students who are linguistically different. John also taught at Colorado State University as a Spanish lecturer where he was able to help students gain proficiency in Spanish. It is exciting for John to see students use skills and knowledge gained in the classroom to empower and transform their lives. In his free time John loves being active: Anything from exploring volcanos in Costa Rica or hiking 14teeners in Colorado to visiting museums and monuments here in the DMV or just going on walks with his two pugs.