Earned a B.A. in Research, Translation, and Teaching of Foreign Languages from Metropolitan University, Caracas, Venezuela, and the M.Ed. from Harding University. B.A. Thesis: "El mestizaje como elemento de definición e indefinición socio-cultural en El Mestizo José Vargas de Guillermo Meneses”.
|Most frequently taught classes:|
Teaches Intermediate Spanish (SPAN201/202), Latin American Literature (SPAN311), Spanish Conversation (SPAN251), and Advanced Conversation (SPAN313).
|Other specialties within the department:|
Offers COPL activities working toward oral proficiency. Provides weekly conversation practice for Spanish licensure students.
Advises or will advise students in Spanish (SPAN) or minoring in Spanish.
Is a member of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society.
Is interested in second language acquisition.
|Overseas, travel or missions experience:|
Native of Venezuela, where she has experience as a teacher, coordinator, and academic supervisor as well as mission secretary and campaign administrator; presented TESOL workshops in Puerto Rico (1988/89) and in Venezuela (1988/89/90), lived in Italy for one year and visits family there, has also traveled to Canada and Aruba.
|Church-related or civic activities:|
Provides service to elderly and sick congregation members. Provides translation/interpretation as needed.
|Hobbies and interests:||Enjoys jazz and classical music, along with classic movies and science fiction.|