The San Francisco Bay Area has been my home for over a decade, but I was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. As a lifelong educator and native Spanish speaker, I am delighted to join the Fusion Palo Alto team. I look forward to helping students develop their Spanish-language skills as well as an appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures and societies. I earned a PhD in History/Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University and am currently undertaking professional development in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. In my free time you can find me taking long walks, burrowed in a library, cooking up a storm or watching stand-up comedy (en español y en inglés, por supuesto).