I am so thrilled to be teaching Spanish at HTHI! I hope to inspire students to travel the world, to be confident communicators and to engage them in learning about the world’s great many diverse cultures. I grew up in Lake Havasu City, AZ, and my heritage is Argentinean. Although I am Latina, I did not become fluent until I lived in Cordoba, Argentina for a year after high school – an experience that gave me valuable insight into the world around me and instilled in me a love of language learning. After Argentina, I double majored in Spanish and Religious Studies at the University of Redlands. Redlands was where my love of CA really began. After college, I was accepted to Teach for America, where I taught Spanish for three years in the Mississippi Delta. Then I taught Spanish II in Brooklyn, New York at Uncommon Charter High School for four years. I’ve loved all my schools, communities, and students as they have taught me the importance of equity in our nation and the constant need for the prioritization of education in our society. I am incredibly excited to be living in San Diego and to be teaching at HTHI for a second year. I look forward to exploring and serving our community together!