Education: Santa Clara University – B.A.; Middlebury College – M.A.
Mr. Rossi is delighted to share his love of language and culture as a Spanish teacher in the Upper School at York. Originally from California, he worked several years for a Bay Area financial services firm before pursuing his MA in Spanish language and literature at Middlebury College in Vermont and Madrid, Spain. At Middlebury, he was fortunate to study with the award-winning Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel, best known for her novel Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) which was made into one of the most successful foreign language films released in the U.S. After graduate school, Mr. Rossi spent a year interviewing Spanish-speaking inmates affected by consent decrees governing prison reform in New Mexico and Puerto Rico. He then moved to New York to pursue a career in foreign language services, and ultimately started up his own multicultural communications agency offering foreign language translation, multicultural marketing, and global advertising services to a variety of corporate clients.
A guest lecturer stint for a class in the translation certification program at Montclair State University led to his appointment as adjunct professor of translation project management for the Spanish program within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at MSU. It also ignited his desire to spend more time collaborating with students in an academic environment, and less time in front of a computer screen. The opportunity to teach undergraduate, graduate, and now high school students is a privilege for Mr. Rossi. In his spare time, Mr. Rossi enjoys spending time with his two children, cycling, playing guitar, and rooting for his Golden State Warriors.