I study sociolinguistics and critical pedagogies at UC Riverside*, where I am a PhD candidate (ABD) in Hispanic Studies. I examine language and race in Spanish instruction in order to develop critical and locally-based approaches to language education.
I earned my B.A. in Spanish and Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I then attained my post-baccalaureate teaching certificate for Spanish K-12 and my M.Ed in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I completed my M.A. in Hispanic Studies at the University of California, Riverside, where I am currently a PhD candidate (ABD).
*UCR Land Acknowledgement, Developed by UCR Native American Student Programs:
Related to our mission of being a global leader in developing and creating a transformative experience for current and future world-class change agents, we have a responsibility to continually self-educate, reflect, and listen to the histories and people in our areas.