B.A., Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, 2008; M.A., The University of Iowa, 2013.
I was raised in Bogotá (Colombia), where I received my BA in International Business at the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano in 2008. Being originally from China, I also have knowledge of their languages and cultures, something that makes me aware of very different cultural environments. I received my MA in Spanish Linguistics at The University of Iowa in 2013. My teaching experience includes courses such as Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics, Spanish Phonology and Phonetics, Spanish for the Professions, as well as all levels of Spanish language. Finally, my research interests include bilingualism, and the teaching and acquisition of foreign languages, focusing specially on some of the factors that can affect them, such as the ways language policies influence motivation and performance in the classroom.