Carnegie Mellon University

Valentino Rahming

Valentino Rahming

Education: M.A. Colorado State University, Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish), B.Ed. Secondary Certification: Spanish, College of The Bahamas


I am a native of Nassau, Bahamas and I've served as a Spanish teacher for the past 12 years within K-12 and University settings. During this time, I've taught Spanish in The Bahamas, The United States and I've also served as a teacher of English in Panama. As a PhD candidate in Second Language Acquisition, my research centers the concepts of language learner identity and investment. My dissertation investigates the language learning investment of intermediate learners of Spanish at the University of The Bahamas.

  • Language learner Investment
  • Language learner identity
  • Language ideology
  • Language Policy and Planning
  • Elementary Spanish 1
  • Elementary Spanish 1 Online
  • Spanish for reading
  • Gush Research Funding Grant, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Fund For Excellence in Graduate Recruitment, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Bahamas Lyford Cay Foundation Grant Recipient
  • OAS Scholarship Recipient, Colorado State University
  • President's Scholar, The College of The Bahamas
  • Graduate Student Representative, Dietrich College Council
  • Leader for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, American Association for Applied Linguistics Graduate Student Council
  • Secretary, American Association for Applied Linguistics Graduate Student Council
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce member, American Association for Applied Linguistics
  • Committee Member, Fund for the future of Applied Linguistics, American Association for Applied Linguistics

Department Member Since 2021