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I enjoy being around my students. I enjoy seeing a lightbulb go off as they learn something new.
What area do you teach?
Spanish/Spanish for Health Professions
BA (Spanish) Southeast Missouri State University
MA and PhD (Spanish and Latin American Literature) University of Missouri
Your philosophy of teaching:
The professor-student relationship is a synergetic one: we each need to be engaged for the learning process to happen.
Why did you decide to teach?
I enjoy being around my students. I enjoy seeing a lightbulb go off as they learn something new. I enjoy learning from them and their experiences.
I have shifted from literature to Spanish for Health, focusing on disparities in the US health care system. Teaching cultural competence and cultural humility have become a key focus in all my classes.
Publishing my first book incredible!
Organization with which you are involved
Student Organization of Latinos
Most Recent/Notable Published Work
AfroAsian Connections in Latin America and the Caribbean
Best advice for students
Listen and learn. Use your voice. College should be a life altering time for you. Have your beliefs but be open-minded to others.