Author: Ursula Villarreal-Moura | Category: Around Campus | March 25, 2015
We would like to welcome Ursula Villarreal-Moura as the newest member to our team at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health Science Center. Ursula will be working as the Academic Programs Coordinator for the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) program and will be assisting students with course registration, IMPACT, and health insurance enrollment. She will also be collaborating closely with COGS Chair Dr. Keith Krolick.
For the past thirteen years, Ursula Villarreal-Moura has worked as school administrator, teacher, and tutor. Her career in education began as an AmeriCorps member in San Antonio.
While part of AmeriCorps, she worked at a bilingual school as a teaching assistant and later developed a creative writing summer camp for second and third graders.
After moving to New York, she studied Teaching English as Second Language (TESOL) and pedagogy at Columbia University while working as a school administrator and middle school tutor.
During her graduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College, Ursula taught writing and literature to incarcerated women, and for the past two years she worked as a writing tutor at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In the span of her career, Ursula has worked with every population from toddlers to senior citizens at a variety of schools and institutions both in the United States and in India.
During her time in India, she helped establish a school library, taught early childhood classes, and led a professional development course for faculty at a private school near Chennai.
Ursula has a passion for higher education and is eager to meet and support the graduate students at UT Health Science Center.
In addition to her work as the Academic Programs Coordinator, Ursula contributes book reviews, essays, interviews, and fiction to print and online magazines. In 2014, her nonfiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she is currently working on a novel-in-stories.
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