Universidad Complutense, Madrid, English Philology.
Universidad Complutense and Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, M.A. in American Studies.
As an undergraduate in English Studies, I spent an Erasmus year living and studying in London, which soon made me realize what I already suspected from my experience in early courses on literature: my great passion for books and their effect on my following travels and life experiences. I graduated in Madrid several years later and, soon after, I enrolled in my master’s degree, American Studies, which I used to develop my thesis on postmodern literature and American history.
My academic record also consists of over ten years of classic music and Spanish guitar at my local Conservatory school in Móstoles, a city in South Madrid. As of today, I still consider my guitar as a kind of third arm stemming from my body, so playing or performing may sometimes become a physical necessity.
As for my résumé, my early job experiences consisted of nearly five years as a bartender in hospitality in places such as Ibiza, London, Canterbury or Madrid. After I graduated, I soon developed a strong bond to teaching foreign languages, and so I started teaching English at schools and academies, and usually combine it with one-to-one guitar lessons.
At present, as a Spanish teaching assistant, I am delighted to get the chance to teach my own language according to both the context and history that I am usually surrounded by while in my native country. One of the most beautiful aspects of my presence in campus life and the Spanish department is being able to become a part of the community and hope to learn more deeply from what I am expected to teach and share about myself.