Entries tagged with ‘Spanish’

Andrea Cruz Bracamontez ’24

“I’ve been motivated by many professors in the Modern Languages Department to pursue leadership opportunities both on-campus and off-campus.” Having parents who are immigrants from Puebla, Mexico,  Andrea chose to major in Spanish to “get a better understanding of the cultural and linguistic components of the Spanish language.” Her Spanish and LALACS courses, as well […]

Michaela Woodward ’23

“From study abroad, to internships, to on-campus opportunities, the professors in the MLLC department are always supportive of their students and have their best interests in mind.” Michaela is a senior Spanish, LALACS, and Film Studies major and Russian & Eastern European Studies minor from Greenville, Wisconsin. Her curiosity for the Spanish language initially began […]

Jorge Koenen ’25

“The professors’ aim is to make the learning environment safe and welcoming to facilitate an environment that is optimal for learning.” Jorge was drawn to the Spanish major at Gustavus as someone who grew up speaking Spanish. Being born in Guatemala, he says, “I enjoy learning about the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.” Jorge is […]

Elizabeth Tribbett ’23

“I love the connections you can make with people by speaking a second language.” Elizabeth chose to major in Spanish, in addition to Biology, in preparation for a future health care profession, saying, “I have found Spanish useful in everyday life and I hope to be able to speak Spanish with patients in the future.” […]

Carlos Mejia Suarez, PhD

“In my courses I provide opportunities for students to establish connections between class experience and community engagement.“ What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? Latin American literature: Twentieth century and contemporary, its intersection with gender, sexuality, armed conflict, and peace. What is your teaching style? My classroom is an open space for structured […]