Ph.D. candidate in SLAT,
University of Arizona
Sara Alcázar Silva graduated in the spring 2013 with a BA in French Language, Literature, and Culture and Spanish Translation and Interpretation at the University of Arizona. She graduated with a MA in French in the spring 2015, specializing in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, She was born in Michoacán, Mexico, and grew up at the border, which instilled an interest in cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication. During her studies, she has participated in various translation and interpretation opportunities, including teaching and developing curriculum at the National Center for Interpretation. Her research interests are developing, but her main focus currently is the affective filter, cross-linguistic influence, and impact and effectiveness of feedback. After receiving her master’s degree, she would like to pursue a Ph.D. in SLAT.