Â¡Saludos!Â I am the Director of Spanish Immersion at GC and recently completed a PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky. Before returning to graduate school, I worked with Lexington’s Hispanic community for 7 years as a social services provider, health educator, interpreter/translator and community organizer. During this time I made many visits to Mexico, visiting the states from which Kentucky’s migrants hail and getting to know the Mexican health care system and reasons why people choose to migrate. I enjoy helping students make a connection between their study of Spanish and the real world. GCâ€™s Spanish Immersion program allows me to bring together my two passions of teaching and community service. I feel lucky that I get to be part of such an innovative program and love talking to students about the role that Spanish can play in their lives.