I was born and raised in Spain. I have lived and taught in France, England, Jamaica and then the USA. In France, I taught Spanish in different secondary schools. In Jamaica, I arrived in 1996 and I was awarded a four years scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Lectora. First I was teaching all levels Spanish at the University of the West Indies for 8 years and then at the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica. From 2011 to 2015 I was also Head of the Foreign Languages Division at UTech. I moved to the USA in 2015 where I joined the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign. I was teaching Spanish and I was also involved in developing and teaching online Spanish courses for beginners and intermediate levels. Currently I hold the position of Teaching Fellow in Spanish at the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History & Music. I am also completing my Doctorate Degree Program in Linguistic and Literary Studies in their Sociocultural Contexts with the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. I have completed several courses, workshops and participated in conferences focused on new trends in foreign languages teaching methodologies with special interest in online language learning and the development of learner autonomy.