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My goal was to get lifted out of my personal and professional rut, to have my head and heart spun around and to land more solid and grounded. For the most part this happened.

- Nancy

Nadia was born in Cusco, Peru. She attended the Universidad Andina del Cusco, where she graduated as a psychologist. After graduation she started working at Cusco’s Social Security Hospital, where she led different clinical programs to assist the elderly. She moved to the States in 2000. Currently she works as a teacher at a school with a bilingual program for toddlers. She has been working in that field for the last 8 years, in addition to teaching Spanish classes for adults the past 3 years. Nadia loves teaching and is very happy to share her knowledge with everyone who wants to learn her native tongue.

Andrea Davila is originally from Lima, Peru, and has lived in Minnesota for 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. In addition to her teaching load at GCN, Andrea is currently teaching Spanish in the Minneapolis Public School District.
In her free time, Andrea likes to cook and spend time with her family

Carlos, originally from Cali, Colombia studied music at the Conservatorio in Cali. He specialized in music education at the INTEM-University of Chile in Santiago. Carlos also studied archaeology at ENAH in Mexico City. On a fellowship in Madrid he studied Spanish culture. Carlos is a part of the Twin Cities music scene as a composer and performer. He has been a member of the Resource Center of the Americas for many years. His experience teaching Spanish in Minnesota includes all ages, K-Adult.

David holds a degree in Law and a post-graduate degree in Public Administration from his native country of Colombia, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Universidad del Atlantico and was later appointed Director of Human Rights. Mr. Fernandez has written articles on Colombia and spoken in various forums. In Columbia he taught Administrative Law and since arriving in the United States he has become an experienced Spanish teacher.

Justo is originally from Tumaco Nariño in southwestern Colombia where he lived for most of his life.  He studied biology at Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota University and later Food Science at the University of Minnesota.  Justo currently works for the City of Minneapolis in the Health Department.  He loves sharing his Spanish culture and has a passion for teaching adults.  In his free time, Justo plays chess and is an avid bowler.

José Luis López Méndez was born in Guatemala and moved to the US in 2008. He holds a degree in Elementary Education. Luis also received a certificate for teaching Spanish as a Second Language (E/LE) for adults from Enforex and The Cervantes Institute jointly with The Alcala de Henares University Spain. Luis also received his Masters degree in Linguistics from Mariano Galvez University. Prior to moving to the US, Luis spent 8 years teaching Spanish as a second language and working as the Spanish Curriculum Developer in one of the top Spanish schools in the country. At his school, Luis also worked at instructing new teachers on how to teach Spanish as a second language. Luis has a passion for the Spanish language and for teaching it to students from beginner to a mastery level. Luis enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with his family, and anything involving fútbol (soccer).

Silverio holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City, where he is originally from. He first started teaching Quality Assurance and Quality Control at a Technical College two years prior to graduating from college. Mr. Rios co-founded a Spanish group at the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis shortly after his arrival to the US and started teaching Spanish ever since. He first tutored one-on-one to a broad base of professionals, then taught to large groups for the Saint Paul Community Education at Ramsey Jr HS, where he developed his own curriculum. He later created Voces del Español, a one-week Spanish Immersion program to learn Spanish in Querétaro, Mexico. He enjoys teaching the language and sharing the culture of his native Mexico.

Leticia obtained her teaching degree in Uruguay, her country of origin, and moved to the United States in 2005. She worked as a teacher in Montevideo for 7 years and held various jobs in education in Minnesota. She worked as the Latino Liaison at North St. Paul schools and she’s currently working at an alternative high school in Minneapolis. She has been involved with the Resource Center since 2005 where she volunteered, taught and was a board member. At present she’s leading the Intercambios on Saturdays.

Sandra L. Uribe began teaching Spanish when she was very young in her birthplace, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. The legacy of Spanish education in Cuernavaca inspired her to begin her career as a Spanish teacher. Her experience as a teacher has spanned more than 25 years. After getting her bachelor's degree in Pedagogy, she began teaching a variety of subjects to high school and college students, including Communications, Education, Language and Spanish Literature. She came to Minnesota in 2001 and taught Spanish and Literature courses at the Resource Center of the Americas from 2003 to 2007 and during 2011 when the RCTA merged as La Conexion de las Americas. Over the years, she has taught all levels of Spanish to both adults and children and developed curricula for Spanish Literature courses and Grammar Workshops. More than anything, Sandra loves to transmit her passion about Spanish language, Latin American culture and literature through her work as a teacher.