Areas of Expertise
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Spanish as a Heritage Language
- Second Language Acquisition
- M.A./Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State University (in progress)
- B.A., Spanish, California State University - Fullerton, 2020
Ileana is a first-year Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics at The Ohio State University. In the summer of 2019, Ileana participated in Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at The Ohio State University, where she conducted research in the acquisition of medical Spanish among Heritage learners and L2 Spanish learners. Her current research interest revolves around the phonetic and phonological patterns of different Spanish varieties in contact with one another.