Hello everyone, I am Robygue Martinez and I am a PhD Candidate in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Arizona. I am originally from Mexico and I have been living in the United States for the past ten years. I graduated with a Bachelors and Master degree from the University of Texas-Pan American, which is located few miles away from the border with Mexico. Due to its proximity to Mexico, the main concentrations of students have a Hispanic background. During my stay at UTPA, I had the opportunity to work as a Spanish tutor at the university writing center and also I had the privilege to teach SPAN 1301 (basic Spanish course) for the Modern Languages department. I previously taught basic Spanish and heritage courses at the University of Arizona, and now I have the opportunity to be teaching SPAN 160C1 and 325.