I have a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2008), a M.A in Latin-American Studies with specializations in Literature and Art History from the University of New Mexico (2002), and a B.A. in Romance Languages (Spanish) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999).

During my undergraduate and master’s programs, I studied Literature, Culture, and Art History abroad as a regular university student at the University of Seville in Spain (1998-1999) and at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico (summer 2001).

I have also completed intensive education coursework in the areas of second language learning methodology, English as a second or foreign language, literacy, and special education, culminating in full secondary licensure with endorsements in the areas of Modern and Classical Languages and English as a Second Language, as part of the Secondary Intern Program at the University of New Mexico’s College of Education (2002-2003).