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I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) teacher, podcaster, writer, and interpreter/translator.

I received a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Colorado–Boulder, and I completed graduate certificates in College Teaching, Critical Theory and Women & Gender Studies. I also hold an M.A. in Peninsular and Latin American Literature from UCB. For more about my research, see Academics or my CV.

I have 15 years of teaching experience with students of all ages, 7 of which have been spent teaching language, literature, and culture at the postsecondary level. For more about my philosophy of teaching and learning or to check out the pedagogical resources I’ve created, navigate to the Teaching section.

In 2018, I began making a podcast about young adult literature with my friend and future-librarian, Jessie Maimone. The show is called JK, It’s Magic, and you can listen on the podcast platform of your choice. Jessie and I have presented some podcasting workshops and created some resources, which you can access here.

I translate literary works from Catalan and Spanish into English. You can see my translation work here.

Please contact me if you’d like to get in touch.