Completed doctoral course work in Spanish Literature and Masters in Education at the University of Valladolid in Spain. She has taught at several American universities, such as Iowa State University, University of Missouri, Columbia, and Wake Forest University. She worked as the coordinator of the Intermediate Language Program and served as the Director of the Spanish Program in Madrid for the University of Missouri, Columbia. She came to Vanderbilt in 2004 where she teaches grammar, writing, and conversation courses. For the past five years, she has been part of the summer faculty at Middlebury University.