My identity revolves around my many roles. I am a mother raising language warriors, an activist and advocate with and for communities of color, and a teacher that will always center social justice issues at the core of what I do. This past fall (2019) I joined the Education and Leadership Department at California State University- Monterey Bay as an Assistant Professor. The position includes supporting the Monterey Institute for English Learners (M.I.E.L) emerge as an (interdisciplinary) institute that serves the local migrant community’s needs and interests especially as they relate to education.
This blog was created over 10 years ago!! It has been an amazing journey. At the time, I wanted an informal space where I could write about my research interests and make sense of my personal experiences growing up bilingual. My research interests include the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, language, and the co-construction of identity in multilingual school contexts.Most recently, I completed a project interviewing Latinx parents about their family language policy decisions and their attempt to raise 3rd generation bilingual children in the U.S. My specialization includes bilingual and bicultural education with a focus on students with a Latinx and immigrant background. *Opinions are my own.
In previous years, I have written for Spanglish Baby dot com (2009 – 2014), Latinos in Social Media (LATISM), and had a post featured on the NBC Latino website. I have also been interviewed by Telemundo about how to raise bilingual children and by Radio Bilingüe promoting Latinx parents right to a Bilingual Education in California after the passing of Proposition – 58.
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Saludos desde Central Coast, California!