Assistant Professor of Spanish, Romance Languages and Literatures
I am the second daughter of immigrants from Spain. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but I have also lived in Spain, Argentina, and the United States, so I consider myself an immigrant as well. As an undergraduate, I attented the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras where I majored in Hispanic literature and French. I also went to the University of Pennsylvania where I completed a PhD in Hispanic Studies. As a first generation student, I received full support from my parents, but mentorship on University life was very hard to find. That is why I am fully committed to public education and to first generation students who struggle to find their place in college. My research interests are Puerto Rican literature and culture, and horror fiction. I enjoy indoor gardening, hiking, and traveling with my husband and my son.