about me 

I am a native English and Spanish speaker from Los Angeles, California of Peruvian and Mexican descent. I specialize in medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature along with language instruction.  

I majored in Spanish and Italian with a Special Field in French at UCLA. At Duke University, I received a master's degree in Romance Studies (Spanish). I earned a Ph.D. in Romance Languages & Literatures (Spanish) at UNC-Chapel Hill.  I have also taught ESL at all levels, from Pre-K to adults, in South Korea and the U.S. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Bard High School Early College in Washington, D.C. I recently launched my YouTube channel, The Spanish Doctor, to teach Spanish to the masses.   

In my free time, I enjoy photography, computers and listening to those 600 CDs behind me.