LaTasha Moore is a non-native speaker who learned the language through university study. She earned a B.A. in Spanish in 2014 and immediately left to live and work in Spain.
Upon returning to the United States, she worked in a variety of roles that required speaking the Spanish language and serving the Latino community.
She is currently pursuing a M.A. degree in Spanish.
Diana has over 10 years of experience in the classroom. She has taught a variety of subjects throughout the years, but teaching her native language to others really brings her joy.
Elda was born in the U.S., but her parents are native Mexicans. She has been speaking Spanish all of her life. As a child, organizations would frequently call upon her to provide translation and interpretation
Yamaira has been in the U.S. for over 10 years. She did not know English when she arrived, so she entered a university program to learn it. She is currently in nursing school.
Growing up around Spanish language and Latino culture in California resulted in LaShawn's early interest in the language. She went on to obtain a B.A. in Spanish and teach ESL and Spanish in the public school system
Paco was born in the U.S., but he grew up in Mexico. While he has spoken English and Spanish for most of his life, upon returning to the United States, Paco recalls the difficulty in applying English in real life. For this reason, he relates well to students that are learning his language
Marta comes from a large family. As a child, she would take on the role of teacher when she and her siblings would play. She also enjoyed helping them with their school. It's no surprise that she now works as one of our teachers!
Yamilet is a native of Arizona and comes from a Mexican-American family. Like Marta, she showed interest in being a teacher when she was a young girl. When stating why it's important for others to learn Spanish, Yamilet says " yo creo que aprender un lenguaje nuevo es como un libro de vida. Porque contiene nuevos lenguajes, culturas, tradiciones, música, comida, y arte."
Dr. Cornesha Tweede is the owner of the Spanish education company Tweede Tingz. She considers her Spanish language abilities a "God-given gift." She grew up learning and speaking the language in her California community ,and she presently stays connected to the language and culture by serving in ministry at a Latino church.