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Originally, I am from Lima, Peru and I am a native to the Spanish language of South America. I am an adjunct faculty member at Seton Hill University, since 2018, teaching undergraduate-level courses in Spanish. Prior to joining the Seton Hill faculty, I taught Spanish courses at Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood campus and at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. I am member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter and has presented frequently at conferences on the teaching aspects of the Spanish language. Additional interests include Spanish linguistics, second language acquisition in Spanish, Hispanic sociolinguistics, and translation. I enjoy reading literature and music.

Education

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Graduate School College of Liberal Arts& Human Sciences, Blacksburg, VA, 2014 - 2017 MA, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, 2017 Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Department of English, Lima, Perú, 1995 – 2001 Certificates: • Advanced English, 2001 • Intermediate English, 1997 • Basic English, 1995 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Spanish Department, Indiana, PA, 2009 - 2012 BS, Spanish, 2012 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Spanish Department, Indiana, PA, 2009 - 2012 BS, Spanish, 2012 University San Martin de Porres, Department of Language and Literature, Lima, Peru, 1990- 1991, Academic Program of Education, Total Credits Earned: 61

Presentations

  • Professional Associations American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, Member, Conferences • 44th IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching 2019 • 7thAnnual Swap Shop and Latino Cooking Demonstration 2019 • 43rd IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching 2018 • 6thAnnual Swap Shop and Latino Cooking Demonstration 2018 • Pennsylvania State Modern Conference Language Association Fall Conference 2018 • 42nd IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching 2017 • 5th Annual Swap Shop and Latino Cooking Demonstration 2016

Achievements

  • Accomplishments • Summa Cum Laude • Dean’s List • Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society) • Provost’s Scholar (2012)