• Ed.D. in Educational Leadership: Higher Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • M.A.T.L. University of Southern Mississippi
  • B.A. Universidad Nacional de Colombia


I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and received a B.A. in Philology and Languages from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. in the Teaching of Languages: Spanish and TESOL from the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2021, I earned my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership: Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. My research area is self-efficacy in learning.

I received the President and VPAA faculty honorarium for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Davidson College in 2023. In 2020 I received the 2020 Delta Omicron Kappa Teaching Award at Davidson College. My love for teaching was also recognized at The University of Southern Mississippi, where I was chosen to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award. During my academic career, I have also been honored with two nominations to Who's Who Among American Teachers. 

A good teacher is a good leader in the classroom. Leading to me is guiding, listening, empathizing, and being truly present. I strive to be a better teacher every day, and I know that learning never ends if we care. I stand with resilience and pride, hoping future generations will see that we must strive to achieve, be, and belong.

I'm the co-author of the 2nd Edition of Más Allá de las Palabras: A Complete Program in Intermediate Spanish. (John Wiley and Sons).


SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish

SPA 260 Conversation and Composition