Jessica graduated in August 2007 with a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies. During her time at the U of A, she had the opportunity to study abroad both in Mexico and in Spain. These experiences coupled with the lessons she learned during her undergraduate classes inspired her to enter the U of A's Masters of Arts in Teaching program. Jessica graduated in 2008 with a M.A.T. in foreign language education. She currently teaches Spanish 1, Native Spanish 1, cheer, and pom at Rogers High School and Crossroads Alternative High School in Rogers, AR. She is also a sponsor of the Hispanic Leadership Team at RHS. Since her time in college, she has traveled to about fifteen different countries.
Dr. Edvan P. Brito
Dr. Edvan Brito received a B.A. in Portuguese and Linguistics from the University de São Paulo (USP), an M.A. in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Howard University, and also holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University. His dissertation study focused on sociolinguistic variation, race/color, and stance taking in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His research interests include language and identity, comparative race relations in Brazil and the United States, and Portuguese as a foreign language.