I graduated from Binghamton State University in 2010 with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Spanish. After completing my undergraduate studies, I moved back closer to home and continued on with Romance Languages and Literature Studies in graduate school. In 2012, I received my M.A. Degree from St. John’s University, Queens, NY. Since 2012, I have been working toward a Ph.D. in Spanish at the University at Buffalo, where I am currently on my fourth year. I am mainly carrying out research toward my dissertation, but I also work as a Spanish language instructor to undergraduate students. Therefore, aside from strengthening my knowledge in Spanish literature, I have also familiarized myself with Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) through teaching pedagogy courses as well as numerous pedagogical workshops. CLT has oriented my teaching toward a more daily, real-life usage of the language, while reducing its sometimes overwhelming grammatical load.
SUNY at Binghamton - Bachelors, Spanish/Biology
University at Buffalo - PhD, Hispanic Languages and Literatures