I joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Second Language Acquisition Ph.D. program in 2013. Previously, I worked as a secondary level Spanish teacher.
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Public Relations, Syracuse University
Master of Education in Middle and Secondary Instruction, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Teaching Certification in Spanish, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
My academic interests center around the socio-cultural contexts of learning a second language, such as the impact of cultural awareness and attitudes on the language learning process. For my Ph.D. research, I would like to expound upon my experience working in the areas of Spanish as a foreign language, English as a second language, and teacher education.
Benson, K., Weber, A., Price, G., Roden, T., & Ledebur, A. (2011). Wilderness Quest: Providing Teacher Candidates with an Environment for Learning About Young Adolescents. Middle Ground: a National Middle School Association publication.