Arturo Camacho

Arturo Camacho

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Arturo Camacho is a teaching assistant who is passionate about literature, Spanish, creative writing, fiction and pedagogy.

 

Diana Camberos

Graduate Teaching Assistant

MA in Spanish Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

 

Jose Covo

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

 

Emerson Craig

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

 

Oriette D'Angelo

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Camila de Urioste Laborde

Camila de Urioste Laborde

Graduate Teaching Assistant

MFA in Spanish Creative Writing Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Lara Dopazo Ruibal

Lara Dopazo Ruibal

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Lara Dopazo Ruibal is a journalist and writer. She studies the MFA in creative writing

 

Javier Hernandez

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Mireya Hernandez Pozuelo

Mireya Hernandez Pozuelo

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mireya Hernández is a Teacher Assistant at the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She teaches SPAN:1501 Intermediate Spanish I. She is also working towards an M.F.A in Spanish Creative Writing.

 

Kevin Josephs

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Ramona Koob

Ramona Koob

Graduate Fellow

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

 

Sebastian Lores Fernandez

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

 

Macy Maas

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Linguistics Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

 

Maria Marquez Ponce

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Maria Marroquin Perez

Maria Marroquin Perez

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Mariana Mazar

Mariana Mazer

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Mackenzi McGowan

Mackenzi McGowan

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Guy Meyer

Guy Meyer

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Guy Meyer is completing his master’s degree in linguistics with a focus on teaching English as a second language (TESL). He received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Arizona State University, and he currently teaches Intermediate Spanish as a teaching assistant.

 

M. Camila Nuñez

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Camila Nuñez-Bergsneider is a Historian with a master's in Art History. Her main interest is comics studies, focussing on comic books or graphic novels that propose an alternative approach to History, Memory and the construction of individual and collective identities. Currently she's a T.A. at the Spanish and Portuguese Department and a Spanish Literatures PhD Student.

Maria Jose Plata Florez

Maria José Plata Florez

María José Plata Flórez is a Colombian writer and is currently in her first semester at the MFA Creative writing in Spanish. She was one of the 35 winners of the 2014 edition of the National Short Story Contest at Colombia and she also won second place at the National Short Story Contest Caro y Cuervo. During her undergraduate at the University of Los Andes she co-founded Pigasus, a creative writing workshop that got to publish a short story collection in 2018 with an independent Colombian publishing house called Escarabajo Editorial. She has also been a popular educator and a human rights defender.

Gabriela Roman Fuentes

Gabriela Roman Fuentes

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mexican writer and playwright whose plays have been staged and published in Mexico, Great Britain, Spain, Malawi, Argentina and the United States, and have been translated into English and Portuguese. She is also passionate about languages, cultures and teaching. Her work focuses mainly on women, gender, identity and youth.

Mariana Ruiz Nascimento

Mariana Ruiz Nascimento

Mariana Ruiz Nascimento is currently working at the University of Iowa as a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) in the Spanish and Portuguese Department. She has a degree in Language Teaching and Literature and holds a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics from the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU) in Brazil. She has been teaching English and Portuguese in different contexts for almost 7 years and her interests include Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages, Teacher Education, and Material Development.

Milena Sanabria Contreras

Milena Sanabria Contreras

Graduate Teaching Assistant

I was born in Germany and grew up in Costa Rica and Berlin. I got my Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Sciences and Spanish Philology (2012), as well as a Master’s degree in Comparative Art and Literature (2016) at the University of Potsdam in Germany. For the past four years, I have been teaching German as a second language and working as a freelance translator in English, Spanish and German in Costa Rica, mostly academic work but also other projects like artists’ catalogs (Elia Arce, Valentina Murabito) and a documentary (Lifting the green Screen).

 

Byron Sandoval Marroquin

Graduate Teaching Assistant

MFA in Spanish Creative Writing Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish. Salvadoran writer. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His focus is in the encounter of culture with technology. He is currently working on a collection of short stories that highlights the conversion of the Salvadoran vernacular with the cosmopolitan view of the city.

Adelheid Bethanny Sudibyo

Adelheid Bethanny Sudibyo

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Bethanny was born in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. She speaks Indonesian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. She holds a MA in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a BA in Spanish from Wenzao University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Spanish Literature at the University of Iowa. Her main research area is Hispanofilipina and Peninsular literature and culture. Through her research, Bethanny hopes to enrich scholarship regarding past histories between Spain, the Philippines and Latin America.

Mariana Tejeda

Mariana Tejeda

Graduate Teaching Assistant

MFA in Spanish Creative Writing Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish. Mexican stage manager born in Ciudad de México. Mariana started her writer career at seventeen at the Writer's School in Mexico City, where she got some of her short stories published in compilations and magazines. Then she chickened out and exiled herself in the Theater. After over a decade hidden backstage, Mariana is finally putting down the headset to come out as a writer (again), and Iowa seems like the perfect location to do so.

Azul Trejo Zetina

Azul Trejo Zetina

Graduate Teaching Assistant

MA in Spanish Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish

Sabina Urraca

Sabina Urraca Garcia

MFA in Spanish Creative Writing Student. Sabina Urraca is Basque by birth, was raised in Tenerife, and has lived in Madrid for over twenty years. She has been an insurance salesperson, a waitress, a scriptwriter, reporter, TV and advertising creative, presenter. She has written for media publications such as El País, Eldiario.es, Vice, and Cinemanía. She is the author of the novel Las niñas prodigio (Fulgencio Pimentel), winner of the Premio Javier Morote.

Guadalupe (Lupita) Zavaleta Vega

Guadalupe (Lupita) Zavaleta Vega

Graduate Teaching Assistant

MFA in Spanish Creative Writing Student, Teaching Assistant in Spanish. MFA in Spanish Creative Writing student. During 2019, she was part of the International Writing Program's Women's Creative Mentorship Project, with Karen Villeda as her mentor for a fiction project. Her work has been published in Mexican magazines such as Este país and Tierra adentro. Currently, she is working in a short story collection inspired by her hometown Oaxaca, Mexico. She likes to include short fiction as a tool for second language acquisition in her Spanish classes.