Why did you choose graduate school at IUPUI?
I chose IUPUI for its research spirit and the great environment it shares all around. It has been a place where I have been able to grow as a professional and as a human in all the values and skills possible. It is the ideal place to grow as a graduate student because of all the support showed by each of the faculty members and the amazing guidance from the professors.
What has been your favorite academic accomplishment since you’ve been here?
I have been humbled by receiving the Loretta Lunsford Scholarship 2022. Which is a scholarship awarded to outstanding undergraduate or graduate students majoring in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. The recipient must have an interest in educating others, which is my main interest and the skill I have been improving the most, ever since I started my academic career at IUPUI.
Another great honor I had during my IUPUI graduate experience was receiving the Outstanding Professor of the Year 2021-2022 award, by the Sigma Delta Pi Chapter of the Hispanic Honor Society. I believe that all the honors are due to the school very own efforts in pouring quality education in its graduate students.
What do you enjoy most about life in Indianapolis?
What I enjoy the most about my life in the city is the fact of having the sense of a big city and the safety of a small city at the same time. Indianapolis can expose the best of both worlds and it has the capacity of make you feel home.
Please provide some details about your work/research as a graduate student and/or any activities you are involved in.
I was able to be awarded with the Loretta Lunsford scholarship because of my research work about the approach to heritage language learners in the classroom. The research proposes the inclusion of these specific learners when it comes to the learning of Spanish as a second language. I am also honored to be a member of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.