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Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish | Dey 232

At UNC since 2017


B.A. Spanish and Psychology Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
M.A. Hispanic Literature University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC


I love teaching Spanish and learning about the nuances in the language and culture in the 21 Spanish speaking countries! I have lived and worked in Spain (as UNC’s graduate student academic coordinator), Nicaragua (where I helped build a library and start ESL classes in the community), Puerto Rico (where I did curriculum development and implementation for Rosetta Stone) and Ecuador (where I helped start the first English immersion program in collaboration with UNC’s Center for Gal├ípagos Studies). I am passionate about volunteering both at home and abroad. Most recently, I served as a Spanish medical interpreter at UNC Hospitals as well as the SHAC free clinic in Carrboro. My happiest moments are when I receive emails from students who have gone to study abroad in Latin America or Spain and who have found a way to use their Spanish to make new friends, try new foods, learn new dances and give back to the local and international community.

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