Sandra was born in Colombia. She came to Illinois in 2000 where she
finished her Masterís Degree in Foreign Languages with emphasis in Spanish
Literature and a Masterís degree in Business and Administration at
Southern Illinois University. She has held part-time teaching Spanish
positions at Arizona Western College, Triton College and Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale. She taught at The Willows Academy as a full time
teacher for two years (College Preparatory High School in Chicago),
teaching Spanish I to IV and AP classes until the second equivalent year
of Spanish at the college level.
She is currently working at Gavilan College and at the University of
California in Santa Cruz. She has taught Digital Spanish and Spanish
through the Interactive Television Network (ITN) at the university level.
She has also taught Spanish for the Upward Bound program for three years
through Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
She likes to teach using technology. She likes to know other cultures and
travel as well. She has been to Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama,
Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, and Canada. She likes to swim, hike, rock
climb and play tambourine and castanets also. Sandra just came to the
Santa Cruz area last August and she is happy enjoying this wonderful
weather and views.
Sandra met her husband at Southern Illinois University. They live in Santa
Cruz, CA with their dog Reina.