Instructor of Conversational Spanish, Class Coordinator
I have been teaching Elementary and Intermediate Spanish Conversation at Washington State University Vancouver since 2009.
M.A. in Spanish Literature, Language and Culture, Portland State University.
B.A. in Spanish Literature, Language and Culture, Portland State University.
M.I.T. (Master in Teaching) with an English/Language Arts teaching endorsement, Washington State University Vancouver.
B.A. in English, Washington State University Vancouver.
Spanish 105: Elementary Conversation
Spanish 205: Intermediate Conversation I
Spanish 305: Intermediate Conversation II
Spanish 499: Service Learning Internship at the Firstenberg Dental Hygiene Clinic at Clark College.
Research and Teaching Interests:
Spanish Grammar and Composition, 19th and 20th Century Latin American and Spanish Literature, Latin American and Spanish Film Studies, Latin American and Spanish Culture, 20th and 21st Century Multicultural Literature, Caribbean Studies, Education Technology, Universal Design, Accessibility in Higher Education.
2014: “Teaching Culture in Spanish Language Courses”
Paper presented at the Graduate Student Colloquium
Portland State University
2013: “From the Jail Cell to the Dance Floor: The Dialect of Lunfardo”
Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Vancouver, WA and at the Graduate Student Colloquium, Portland State University.
2012: “The Escape of Reality in the film Pan’s Labyrinth and the short story “With Eyes Closed”
Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Boulder, CO.
Building: Classroom (VCLS)
Phone: (360) 546-9383