Ph.D. Latin American Literature, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
M.A. Spanish, Purdue University, 1995
B.A. Spanish, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1993
°Hola! I joined the faculty at Western in August 2014, having previously taught Spanish at colleges in Utah and Nebraska. Growing up, I lived in
many places throughout the U.S. because my father was in the military, so I donít feel like I am "from" anywhere in particular.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a love of languages and other cultures. I studied several languages in high school, and eventually went
on to get my BA, MA, and PHD in Spanish.
In addition to studying Spanish in school, I lived in Costa Rica for one semester and I have spent several summers in Spain. I have also traveled
extensively in South America. But, Mexico is the Spanish-speaking country that I am most familiar with. I lived in Mexico City for four years,
teaching English and working at the U.S. Embassy, but mostly just having a lot of fun!
I feel fortunate to have a job I love that allows me to share my passion for language. If you are taking Spanish, considering it, or just want to
chat, please feel free to stop by my office anytime!