Marcelo’s academic preparation includes universities in several US states. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New Jersey City University, as well as a Master of Arts from the Graduate School of Language and Educational Linguistics of the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). In addition, he completed a year of doctoral studies in education policy at Florida State University, where he also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant in the College of Education (2003-2004).
Born and raised in the United States, Marcelo is a native-speaker of the English language. Over the past twenty years, he has lived in linguistically diverse regions of the United States, from the east coast to the Hawaiian Islands, where he began his higher education at the University of Hawaii. He has also taught in the Intensive English Program (IEP) of the University of Miami.
As for Spanish, Marcelo has native-level proficiency, having lived in widely diverse regions of the Spanish-speaking world, from the Southern Cone to the Iberian Peninsula, acquiring along the way familiarity with several of the language’s dialects. Included in his travels are three years in the Dominican Republic, where he taught English and worked as an in-house interpreter at a Santo Domingo-based dairy, two years in Puerto Rico, where he taught English at the University of Puerto Rico, a year between Argentina and Spain, and over two years in Mexico, where he taught English at the Universidad del Papaloapan and served as an interpreter for state and national authorities.