Macarena is a first year Ph.D. student in the Hispanic Linguistics program with a minor in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). Macarena is originally from Spain, where she completed her degree in English Cultural Studies, Literature, and Linguistics. There, she was able to discover the passionate world of Semantics and Pragmatics. She has always loved embarking on different adventures around the world, so her next steps took her to The Mountain State. In 2018, she began her master studies at West Virginia University where she graduated with a Masters in Linguistics and a Masters in Spanish in 2021. She will always be grateful for the unforgettable people and great professors she met who inspired her to keep on exploring. Also, at WVU she was able to discover and broaden her knowledge on her true academic interests: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, and Identities.
Whenever you cannot find Macarena on campus, you may find her traveling, camping, enjoying nature, reading, spending time with her friends, painting, doing macramé, creating candles, doing yoga or running.