Private Coaching

  • Academic and professional presentations, dissertation defense, and interviews
  • Media interviews, The Nature Conservancy 1999
  • The Studio of Elizabeth Appleby 1985-1997
  • Theater audition preparation for graduate schools

Academic Employment

Harvard Medical School, Presentation Skills Instruction 2008-2012
Dartmouth Medical School, Presentation Skills Instructor 2011
Yale University, English and Presentation Skills Instructor 2006-2008
Emerson College, Theater Instructor 1995-1997

Courses Taught

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

  • MGH Postdoctoral Association Presentation Skills Workshop, 2015

Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2008-2012

  • Office of Postdoctoral & Research Careers

English As A Scientific Language (ESL courses)

  • Taught international postdoctoral researchers and clinicians
  • Focused on pronunciation, presentation skills, listening, vocabulary, grammar
  • Prepared postdocs to present research at international conferences
  • Assisted postdocs in navigating cultural challenges

   Now You’re Talking! Bringing Scientific Presentations to Life

  • Designed and presented two-hour presentation skills workshops for academics at Harvard Medical School

Dartmouth Medical School

Presentation Skills Workshops

  • Designed and presented presentation skills workshops for international and American postdocs at Dartmouth Medical School

Yale University

  •  English Language Institute

Listening and Speaking

  • Taught international graduate student seminar
  • Focused on oral communication skills needed to give presentations in an academic setting
  • Worked with students from wide range of humanities and sciences
  • Addressed concerns about US academic culture
  • Directed and videoed final 10 minute PowerPoint presentations

Academic Speaking Skills

  • Taught international undergraduates
  • Focused on oral communication skills needed to give presentations in an academic setting
  • Utilized focused listening techniques to build comprehension
  • Employed theater techniques to build confidence

International Graduate Student Tutorial

  • Tutored graduate students in humanities and sciences in conversation skills, grammar, and pronunciation

Emerson College, Boston

  • Performing Arts Department

Scene Study – Bachelor of Fine Arts students


Corporate Employment

Biogen, language and cultural communications skills coaching for international clients

Johnson & Johnson, language and cultural communication skills coaching for international clients

GlaxoSmithKline, taught pronunciation and presentation skills to a class of 12 Chinese, Indian, Burmese, and Russian scientists

Northern Light, taught pronunciation and presentation skills to three levels of Russian programmers

Santander Bank, taught intermediate English to a class of Spanish programmers



  • Bachelor of Science, 1978, Tufts University
  • Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • ESL Certification, Connecticut, 2008


Available on request