Graduate Student, Spanish
I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Foreign Languages and Cultures with an emphasis in Spanish. Even though I was born in Queens, New York, I was raised in a small town in the Yakima Valley which is Grandview, Washington. While growing up in the valley my parents worked in agriculture to keep my siblings and myself in school. Both my parents are from Mexico, therefore, Spanish is my first language.
After a successful academic career in high school, my decision was to continue onto higher education. I obtained my AA degree at Colombia Basin College in Pasco, WA then after I transferred to Washington State University where I received a double degree in Comparative of Ethnic Studies and Spanish with a minor is Criminal Justice.
As an undergraduate at Washington State I was part of many organizations including Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@s de Aztlan and Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated among many others. I had the opportunity to study abroad in Brazil and Costa Rica. Upon taking Spanish Culture courses in Costa Rica, my interest grew in pursuing a Masters in Spanish Literature.
I am looking forward in teaching beginning Spanish courses this academic school year and also teach Latin American culture. During my own time I enjoy traveling and meeting new people.
Office: Thompson Hall 205
Telephone: (509) 335-4277
Fall 2017 Office Hours:
MTh 11am-12pm, Th 3pm-4pm & by appointment