¡hola! hello!

I am kelly (they/elle), a queer, chronically ill, multi-lingual artist, media-maker, translator, and writer.

I grew up just south of so-called Denver, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains foothills. I started teaching myself Spanish in middle school, and haven’t stopped learning languages since.

I have 15+ years of experience teaching language learners of all ages, abilities and access needs. My pedagogy is student-centered, trauma-informed, and weaves together elements from pop culture and current events. See the pages under “teaching” for student testimonies, resources I’ve created, and more!

I earned my Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from the University of Colorado–Boulder, and have graduate certificates in Critical Theory and Women & Gender Studies. I specialize in feminist/queer theories as well as science fiction from Spain and Catalonia. Navigate to “writing” for further info on my academic work, or see my CV and resumé.

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