My name is Milton Zhinin-Barreto. I'm super excited to be part of the Hellgate faculty.
I was born and raised in Ecuador. Initially I went to college in Cuenca, Ecuador where I received a BA in Industrial Engineering and then Machala, Ecuador where I received a BA in Chemical Engineering. After years of working in a manufactury and oil corporation while participating in Ecuador's Nacional Mining Congress I decided to become an educator. I moved to Missoula in 2015 to continue with my education at the UM where I received a BA in Spanish, a minor in Latin American Studies, AA in Mathemathics, and a M.Ed in Arts and Education.
I firmily believe that language has the power to explore creativity while creating connections. I welcome you to visit my classroom, 324, at anytime.