I am a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish at Temple University, where I also completed my M.A. in Spanish. My research interests address the social aspects of Spanish language learning, specifically among Spanish-English bilinguals in the U.S., or heritage speakers. Specifically, I am interested in how heritage students negotiate their identities as bilinguals in the language classroom through social interaction with their peers and the teacher.
At Temple, I teach Spanish language courses, language labs, and Gen Ed classes. I also serve as co-chair of an interdisciplinary graduate student-run organization, the Graduate Students of Language at Temple (GSOLT). In this role I collaborate with graduate colleagues to organize an annual conference, Language, Linguistics, and Life.