Marisol Marcin holds a PhD. in Translation Studies from the Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP), at Binghamton University. She has a broad range of interests around language education and language acquisition. Her research analyses the importance of Spanglish in the cultural identity of Hispanics in the United States. She has taught Spanish and English as a new language in secondary schools for thirteen years and has offered several courses at the college level, such as has Spanish language, Caribbean literature, Second Language Acquisition, Translation workshops and Global Learning. She is the current director of NYSAFLT- Central Region and in this role she collaborates with world language teachers to provide professional development opportunities for teachers in the region.