New PhD! Alexandra López-Vera

Congratulations to Alexandra López-Vera, who finished her PhD in Winter 2022 with an Emphasis in Applied Linguistics! She is now an Assistant Professor at California University of Science and Medicine. Prof. López-Vera Alexandra presented her research at the Spring 22 colloquium on Friday May 26, 2022.

Earning the emphasis in Applied Linguistics played a decisive role in helping me get my current position as an Assistant Professor of Medical Education. The fact that I could bring to the table theoretical and practical knowledge about how second languages are effectively taught and learned made me stand out from other candidates. My expertise impressed my colleagues who later named me the Director of the Medical Spanish program.