Eve Marie Ruhlman has found joy in helping and teaching others since she was a child. She enjoys what she does to make foreign languages fun, such as exploring entertaining ways to learn and remember words and phrases. Eve Marie Ruhlman is best known for her infectious smile, the bounce in her step, and her positive energy.
About Eve Born in West Texas, Eve grew up in the Lone Star State during the school year and in Guadalajara, Mexico during the summer months. She found the differences between the two cultures fascinating and interesting. Some of the happiest memories are at her Grandfather's ranch outside of Guadalajara riding horses and chasing nervous sheep. Swimming was always fun at the family beach condo, in Manzanillo, Mexico.
When she began high school, Eve decided to take the easy way out and take Spanish as the foreign language. She took the AP Spanish test as a freshman and scored a perfect 5. At that point, she pretty much had college credits for the language so would assist the teacher during the class period and help others with their language difficulties.
Eve graduated from Texas A&M University with a double major in International Studies and Spanish with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. During her time in college, she started a conversational Spanish group and tutored other college students assisting them with their assignments just for fun. She has always wanted to make learning another language enjoyable, not a nightmare. While finishing her undergraduate, she received two internships, one with INKATERRA Sustainable Hotels in Peru (www.inkaterra.com) and BJ Services (www.bjservices.com) in Quito, Ecuador. It was her time in South America where she fell in love with the cultures and diverse backgrounds.
After her undergraduate, Eve took a job teaching English at a Korean University for two years. In that setting, she learned more structure and strategy with teaching English as a Second Language. During her time in Asia, she took a two month internship with Similan Diving Safaris ( www.similan-diving-safaris.com ) in Khaolak, Thailand, where she helped fellow scuba divers navigate through the Indian Ocean. While accomplishing a great tan, she also learned about the Thai culture and language.
After her adventures in Asia, she came back to Texas and graduated with a Masters in Hospitality Management, with a focus on event planning and rite of passage tourism.
After graduation, Eve worked at NASA Johnson Space Center as the Director of Catering at the Gilruth Conference Center, Downtown Aquarium as both Restaurant Event Planner and a shark scuba diver! Eve worked for several years as the Executive Director of the Texas Dragon Boat Association, organizing Asian dragon boat festivals and year-round teams in the Houston area. She also worked with the Consulate of Ghana under Honorary Consul General, Jack Webb.
Ms. Ruhlman has taught several languages and hospitality courses at several colleges starting at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea. She also brought her expertise to the Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston, in Texas. Eve recently moved to the East Bay area and got an incredible opportunity to teach at California State University as part of the Adjunct Faculty at the Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism department. At the same time, she saw that there was a need to help others with their language skills. She decided to open FRESA Linguistics to better assist business owners in expanding their business opportunities in the Hispanic market. Eve translates documents and websites for businesses, while also helping individuals who are ready to learn another language on a one-to-one level.