I'm a trained sociolinguist and researcher with an emphasis on examining language attitudes and perceptions. My research involves qualitative and quantitative analysis of data. Furthermore I have extensive experience in teaching both Spanish, German, and linguistics courses, academic writing, editing, curriculum design, and community engagement.
As the child of a German mother and Spanish father I have had the good fortune to get to know different cultures during my childhood. Being bilingual and 'bicultural' has enabled me to switch between different languages and cultural norms, something I do daily at work and in my personal life. This experience has been enriched by living in the U.S. for more than 20 years now.
My personal background has been a driving force in my professional life. After spending a few years teaching languages to business clients, I decided to return to university, pursuing a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics. As a faculty member in the Department of English and Modern Languages as Shepherd University (2009-2021), my responsibilities included teaching, mentoring, administrative work, and maintaining an active research agenda. Above all, these years taught me to organize my time efficiently. More recently, I have been working in the area of content creation and editing in the Education Technology.