I was born in Santiago, Chile and moved to Ohio in 1988. After graduating from The Ohio State University, I moved with my family to Vienna, Austria, where we lived for sixteen years. There, I taught Spanish at the Vienna International School through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and also worked as an examiner for the IB organization. I received my Master in Education (Language in Education), from the University of Bath, England, in 2009. I have been working as Spanish lecturer at OSU since 2013.