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Fall 2017

Section 1914 of SPAN40
Introductory Spanish for Spanish Speakers -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017
The above section is designed for Heritage Spanish speakers.

Section 3100 of SPAN1
Elementary Spanish-Part 1 -- : Oct 05 - Oct 05 2017
The above section is credit by exam.

Section 3419 of SPAN2
Elementary Spanish-Part 2 -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017
The above section includes weekly online assignments that may be completed from any computer or in the Language Lab (Emeritus 1525).

Spring 2017

Section 6108 of SPAN1
Elementary Spanish-Part 1 -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017
The above section includes weekly online assignments that may be completed from any computer or in the Language Lab (Emeritus 1525).

Section 6111 of SPAN1
Elementary Spanish-Part 1 -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2017
The above section includes weekly online assignments that may be completed from any computer or in the Language Lab (Emeritus 1525).

Section 6113 of SPAN1
Elementary Spanish-Part 1 -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2017
The above section includes weekly online assignments that may be completed from any computer or in the Language Lab (Emeritus 1525).

Section 6118 of SPAN40
Introductory Spanish for Spanish Speakers -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017
The above section is designed for Heritage Spanish speakers.

  • M.A Spanish Literature and Linguistics, University of Illinois, Chicago (1985)
  • Honors B.A Spanish & Psychology, York University Toronto, Canada (1981)
  • Junior Year Abroad, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (1980)

Academic Experience: 

 

Spanish Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College (2002 - present)
Spanish teacher, St. Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco (1989-95)
Adjunct Professor in Spanish, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley(1991-94)
Spanish teacher, St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago (1986-1989)
Lecturer in Spanish, University of Illinois (1982-1985)

 

Native of Lima, Peru
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, Hebrew

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Human rights & multi-cultural education.
Peace and social movements. 
World literature and cinema 
Art, poetry, mythology and oral traditions of indigenous cultures of the Americas.
Ecology and conservation.
World languages, travel and cross-cultural relations.

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Prison University Project (volunteer)
SRJC Arts and Lectures (committee member)
Concurso Literario "Arte y Esperanza" Lima, Peru (member selection jury)

Presentations and Publications: 

Publications
"Barefoot Faces" Conversations, Boston University 1992
"Listening to the Children's Voices" Genesis magazine, 1991
"Struggling to Return:The Journey of Salvadoran Refugees" Basta magazine
"Economic Rights" Amnesty International Educators Manual, 1995
Seminars and Presentations
"Granting Dignity, Voice and Visibility to Other Cultures", Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA 2003
"Critical Thinking and Social Justice in the Foreign Language Classrooom", CLTA Conference
"Exploring Human Rights in the Classroom", Amnesty International Regional Conference
"El Salvador and the Poetry of Resistance", GTU, Berkeley

Honors and Awards: 

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, SRJC Alumni and Friends 2012
  • Lin Grant for Excellence in Teaching, SI College Prep 1996
  • Fellowship Award, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1995
  • Fellowship Award for Foreign Language Teachers, Rockefeller Foundation 1992

     
         
    Buscar una cosa         
       es siempre encontrar otra         
       así para hallar algo         
       hay que buscar lo que no es.         
         
       Buscar al pájaro para encontrar a la rosa         
       buscar el amor para descubrir el olvido         
       buscar el silencio para hallar la palabra,         
       en ella la clave del camino.         
         
       Siempre se llega         
       pero a otra parte.