Bonny Páez is a Theoretical Linguist and Academic English instructor at INTO Mason. Bonny is originally from Venezuela, where she obtained a degree in Marketing, and later on a degree in Business. During this time, she founded and ran a successful language academy.
After moving to the U.S. in 2004, she obtained a Masters in English and Linguistics, a TESOL certificate, and completed all the PhD coursework in Theoretical Linguistics in George Mason University. Her areas of research included phonology, statistical learning models, artificial languages and second language acquisition.
Since 2010, Bonny has been teaching a variety of courses in different departments at George Mason University. Her favorite courses to teach have been Structural Grammar (English department), Spanish (Modern and Classical Languages Department), and Academic English for international students (INTO Mason).
Bonny is dedicated to her students English learning adventure. She understands from experience the challenges of acquiring a new language, and she incorporates her international experiences and global perspective into her teaching. Beyond her passion for teaching, she enjoys the outdoors. Bonny has an Advanced Scuba Diving Certificate, and considers herself an abstract artist, an avid traveler, and a gourmet cook.