Mónica Vallin, Academic Director
Mónica graduated from Georgetown University in May 2017 with a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Culture.
She previously attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies and a Master of Arts in Spanish. She also holds a Master of Philosophy in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University.
Prior to attending Georgetown, Mónica worked as a Spanish and Literature teacher at private schools in New York and Virginia, where she taught AP Spanish Literature, as well as Spanish Honors, Conversation & Composition courses and Alternative Learning Modules that focused on culture and cuisine. She has also collaborated with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, working as a volunteer for the México, Colombia, Perú and Basque Country Programs.
Her research interests, framed within food studies, include the Colonial Period in Mexico and the Andes, as well as the discourses of identity and popular culture in Latin America
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