- BA (Hons) in Literature & Psychology from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG),
- Certificate in Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) , from NUIG
- Diplomas in Wealth Management & Financial Services from University College Dublin.
- Strong commercial background – worked for over 30 years in financial services – roles included Sales & Service Manager & Relationship Manager
- Experienced in English language and literacy teaching, and the provision of proofreading in English
- Languages: English, French, and basic Spanish