Carmelita Realeza was born in the Philippines, but immigrated to Toronto, Canada with her mother and 4 siblings at the age of six. She enjoys cooking and baking, watching movies, listening to 80’s music, and travelling. She began her first overseas experience teaching ESL in South Korea. In teacher’s college, she chose to do her alternative practicum in Mexico, which helped solidify her decision to teach abroad. In 2011, after graduating from Queen’s University with a B.Ed., she spent two years teaching Grade 5 in Mongolia. During her time there, she also volunteered at a local “ger” district and an orphanage. She recently spent 3 months in Peru, helping with an after school program in Cusco. She is very excited to teach in Bhutan, and is looking forward to learning from the people and exploring the culture there.