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Part-time Lecturer in Spanish

Cecilia Menéndez is excited to join the department of Romance Studies this fall. The daughter of Argentine parents, Cecilia grew up speaking Spanish and began teaching in 2014. She majored in French and Spanish at the University of Connecticut, and minored in International Studies and Women & Gender Studies. In 2016, she completed her MS in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where her research took her to study the art of classroom inquiry and multiliteracies.

Cecilia has enjoyed working in a variety of educational settings including boarding schools, high schools, elementary schools, universities, and private tutoring. Her time spent mentoring students and creating cultural programming, through the Chaplaincy Office at Brown University, ignited her passion for working with college students. She loves teaching Spanish language and grammar in an immersive and engaging way, focusing on project-based learning, culture and communicative approaches. In her free time, she enjoys running, exploring the city, playing outside with her family, and drinking maté (or coffee)!