Consuelo Siguenza-Ortiz

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Spanish
Email siguenza@dornsife.usc.edu Office THH 156E Office Phone (213) 740-7426

Education

  • Ph.D. Spanish Language and Literature, University of Southern California, 1996
  • M.A. Spanish Language and Literature, University of Southern California, 1985
  • B.A. English Language and Literature, Whittier College, 1980
  • AA , Rio Hondo College, 1978
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Associate Professor (Teaching) of Spanish, University of Southern California, 2015-03-15-
    • Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spanish , University of Southern California , 2011-2015
    • Lecturer, University of Southern California, 1999-2011
    • Assistant Lecturer, University of Southern California, 1982-1998
  • Conference Presentations

    • Chat With Chac and Other Conversation Pieces at the Cheech Marín Center for Chicano Art and Culture , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, So CA ChapterTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP, Invited, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, 2022-2023
    • Latinos in the USA: Their Health and the Corona Virus Pandemic , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, So CA ChapterTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP, Invited, Virtual Conference, 2022-2023
    • Perspectives on Community-Based Service Learning in Two Complementary Medical Spanish Curricula , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, So CA ChapterTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP, Invited, Salamanca, Spain, 2022-2023
    • Chicano Mythology: Identity and “Inflammatory Literature: The Legacy of American Journalist Ruben Salazar , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, So CA ChapterTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP, Invited, Virtual Conference, 2021-2022
    • Service Learning in Spanish for the Professions: Medicine and Healthcare , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, So CA ChapterTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP, Invited, Virtual Conference, 2020-2021
    • The USC Posada Project: Teaching Spanish Language, Mexican Culture, and Primary Source Literacy , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, So CA ChapterTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP, Invited, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2019-2020
    • Artistic Exploration in LA LA Land: The Teaching of Latinx Culture via Cultural Portfolios , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and PortugueseTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP, Invited, San Diego, California, 2018-2019
    • Accessing Bilingual Hollywood: “Dracula” with a Spanish Accent , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and PortugueseTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP SC, Invited, USC , 2014-2015
    • Integrated Performance Assessment in Intermediate L2 Spanish Classes (co-presenter) , American Council on the Teaching of Foreign LanguagesTalk/Oral Presentation, ACTFL, Invited, San Antonio, Texas, 2014-2015
    • Subversive Texts/Sustainable Art: A Book Making Workshop , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and PortugueseMultimedia lecture and workshop, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Po, Invited, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, 2013-2014
    • An Overview of “Formas y fórmulas de tratamiento en el mundo hispánico , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Southern CA Chapter MeetingTalk/Oral Presentation, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Po, Invited, Azusa Pacific University, CA, 2009-2010
    • In Her Own Voice: The Chicana Art of Carmen Lomas Garza , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese National ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Po, Invited, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009-2010
    • In Her Own Voice: The Chicana Art of Judith Francisca Baca , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese iInternational ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Po, Invited, Guadalajara, México, 2009-2010
    • Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers: “Formas y fórmulas de tratamiento en el mundo hispánico.” , Latin American Studies Conference: Study of the AmericasTalk/Oral Presentation, California State University, San Bernardino, Invited, San Bernardino, CA, 2009-2010
    • “Malinche” in the Spanish Language Classroom: Teaching Literature and Culture , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern CA Chapter MeetingTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP-Southern California Chapter, Invited, California State University, Northridge, 2008-2009
    • Carmen Lomas Garza: Artista Chicana , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern CA Chapter MeetingTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP-SC, Invited, Scripps College, Clairmont, CA, 2008-2009
    • In Her Own Voice: The Chicana Art of Carmen Lomas Garza , American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, National MeetingTalk/Oral Presentation, AATSP National, Invited, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008-2009
    • The Chicana Art of Carmen Lomas Garza , Latin American Studies Conference: Study of the AmericasTalk/Oral Presentation, Department of World Languages and Cultures, CSUSB, Invited, California State University, San Bernardino, 2007-2008
    • The Chicana Art of Judith Francisca Baca , Latin American Studies Conference on the Study of the AmericasTalk/Oral Presentation, Department of World Languages and Cultures, CSUSB, Invited, California State University, San Bernardino, 2006-2007

    Other Presentations

    • La Justicia Alimenticia y “La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra “, Lecture, USC TCC 409 Graduate Student Lounge, 2023-2024
    • “La memoria de nuestra tierra/Memory of Our Land”, El arte político en USC, USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center Graduate Student Lounge, 2014-2015
    • “Oración del campesino en la lucha”, César Chávez Celebration, USC Founders Park, César Chávez Plaque, 2014-2015
    • Decoding Judy Baca’s “La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra/Memory of Our Land”, Murals as Media Lecture, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, 2013-2014
    • Poéticas Visuales (Visual Poetics), USC Visions and Voices Film Screening and Discussion, USC Doheny Memorial Library, 2013-2014
    • “La memoria de nuestra tierra/Memory of Our Land”, Murals as Media Lecture, Ronald Tutor Campus Center Graduate Student Lounge, 2012-2013
    • “La memoria de nuestra tierra/Memory of Our Land”, Judith Baca Mural Lectures, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Graduate Student Lounge, 2011-2012
    • La memoria de nuestra tierra/Memory of Our Land, Judy Baca Mural Lectures, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Graduate Student Lounge, 2010-2011
    • La memoria de nuestra tierra/Memory of Our Land, Judy Baca Mural Lectures, Norman Topping Student Center Student Lounge, 2008-2009
    • Contextos Concretos y Conceptos Culturales: “La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra” por Judith F. Baca como vehículo pedagógico, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Southern California Chapter Meeting, Norman Topping Student Center Student Lounge, 2006-2007
    • El Muralismo en Los Ángeles: La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra por Judith Francisca Baca, Murals in Los Angeles Lecture, USC Norman Topping Student Center, 2006-2007
  • Book Review

    • Mar, A., Davis, R. L., Sloan, M., Watson-Lopez, G. (2018). Entre Culturas: Communicate, Explore, Connect Across Cultures Student Books 1, 2, 3 and Teacher’s Editions. Hispania.
    • Lapuerta, P., Casas, M. L., Berliner, L., Sands, J. F., Pérez, M. A. (2017). Español Santillana Student Books/Materials and Teacher’s Edition. Hispania.
    • Curland, D., Davis, R., Verano, L., Zúñiga-Lomelí, S. (2012). Hispanidades: España, la primera hispanidad and Hispanidades: Latinoamérica y los EE.UU. Hispania. pp. 769-770.

    Journal Article

    • Zapata, G., Cabrera, V., Sigüenza-Ortiz, C., Vierma, G. (2014). The Role of Cultural Portfolios in the Implementation of Culture-Based Standards in Second Language Classes. Language Educator/American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Vol. 9 (2), pp. 38-40. PubMed Web Address
    • Spanish 280: Conversational Spanish via Cinema, Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2013-2014
    • Spanish 316: Spanish for the Professions: Medicine and Healthcare, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Fall 2004
    • César Chávez Day Celebration Poetry Reading, In front of the the USC César Chávez Commemorative Plaque, USC students and I presented a poetry reading reflecting on the work of social activist, César Estrada Chávez.,
    • USC Art and Architecture: A Self-guided Tour, This USC publication was developed via the USC Public Art and Campus Design Committee, which consisted of myself and 13 others, with Roski School of Fine Arts Dean Rochelle Steiner as Committee Chair., 2011-2012
    • El Centro Chicano Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Poetry reading: César Estrada Chávez’s “Oración para un campesino en la lucha” ,
    • “El Norte” film presentation and discussion, As part of the USC Spanish Film Club Series, the film, “El Norte,” was presented in Leavey Library Auditorium, followed by a discussion of U.S. immigration., 2011-2012
    • “Drácula” film presentation and discussions, As part of the USC Spanish Film Club Series, “Drácula,” was presented in Leavey Library Auditorium, with pre- and post- viewing discussions., 2012-2013
    • “La piel que habito” film presentation, As part of the USC Film Club series, Pedro Almódovar’s “La piel que habito” was presented at Leavey Library Auditorium., 2012-2013
    • Multimedia Lecture and Discussion, USC Libraries and USC Dornsife Spanish and Portuguese Department presentation “Visiones Poéticas” showcased the works of Cuban artist Rolando Estévez and his publishing house, Ediciones Vigía., 2013-2014
    • Multimedia Celebration, Via USC Libraries, USC El Centro Chicano and USC Department of Spanish and Portuguese coordinated a DIA DE LOS MUERTOS cultural celebration showcasing the art of José Guadalupe Posada, with arts and crafts, food, music, video and literature.,
    • Multimedia Celebration, Via USC Libraries, USC El Centro Chicano and USC Department of Spanish and Portuguese coordinated a DIA DE LOS MUERTOS cultural celebration showcasing the art of José Guadalupe Posada, with arts and crafts, food, music, video and literature. ,
    • Multimedia Celebration, USC Libraries, USC El Centro Chicano and USC Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures collaborated on a DIA DE LOS MUERTOS cultural celebration showcasing the art of José Guadalupe Posada, with arts and crafts, food, music, video and literature.,
    • Multimedia Celebration, USC Libraries, USC El Centro Chicano and USC Department of Spanish and Portuguese collaborated on a DIA DE LOS MUERTOS cultural celebration showcasing the art of José Guadalupe Posada, with arts and crafts, food, music, video and literature.,
    • AATSP So CA Conference Presentation, Co-presented “USC Posada Project: Teaching Spanish Language, Mexican Culture, and Primary Source Literacy,”with Barbara Robinson (Doheny Library),Karen Howell (Leavey Library), Liana Stepanyan (LAIC), in which students study the art of José Guadalupe Posada, leading to a digital exhibit (USC SCALAR, a multimodal publishing system).,
    • AATSP So CA Conference Presentation, Presented “”Chicano Mythology, Identity and ‘Inflammatory Literature: the Legacy of
      American Journalist Ruben Salazar’. ,
    • AATSP So CA Conference Presentation, Co-presented “Service Learning in Spanish for the Professions: Medicine and Healthcare”
      AATSP So CA Virtual Meeting, 2020 ,
    • Día de los Muertos Midsemester Study Break Event, Fall 2022
    • Día de los Muertos Midsemester Study Break Event, Fall 2021
    • USC Center for Excellence in Teaching Accelerated Online Teaching Intensive, 06/2020 – 07/2020
    • Día de los muertos Midsemester Study Break event, Leavey Library, Fall 2019
    • Día de los muertos Midsemester Study Break event, Leavey Library, Fall 2018
    • Día de los muertos Midsemester Study Break event, Leavey Library, Fall 2017
    • Día de los muertos Midsemester Study Break event, Leavey Library, Fall 2016
    • Judith F. Baca “La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra/Memory of Our Land” lectures in Spanish 220 courses, Fall 2016
    • USC El Centro Chicano Power Pan Dulce Lectures incorporated into Spanish 316 course, Fall 2016
    • USC Visions and Voices events incorporated into Spanish 220 courses, Fall 2016
    • USC Breaking Bread Program incorporated into Spanish 150 course, Spring 2016
    • USC El Centro Chicano Power Pan Dulce Lectures incorporated into Spanish 220 course, Spring 2016
    • USC Fisher Museum of Art Exhibit “20/20 Accelerando” by Lita Albuquerque incorporated into Span 220, Spring 2016
    • USC Libraries Casasola “Viva la Cámara” Exhibit incorporated into Spanish 150 courses, Spring 2016
    • USC Visions and Voices Programs incorporated into Spanish 150 and 220 courses, Spring 2016
    • USC Libraries Casasola “Viva la Cámara” Exhibit incorporated into Spanish 120, 150, and 220 courses, Fall 2015
    • USC Spanish Film Club presentation of “Drácula”, Fall 2015
    • USC Breaking Bread Program incorporated into Spanish 220 courses, 2014-2015
    • USC Visions and Voices Programs incorporated into Spanish 120, 150, 220, 240 courses, 2014-2015
    • USC El Centro Chicano Power Trip to LA Live to view the film premiere of “McFarland”, Spring 2015
    • USC Libraries, Special Collections Casasola Exhibit incorporated into Spanish 220 and 240 courses., Spring 2015
    • USC Spanish Film Club presentation of “El Norte”, Spring 2015
    • USC El Centro Chciano/ Latino Student Assembly Power Trip to LA Live to view the film César Chávez, Fall 2014
    • USC Spanish Film Club presentation of “Drácula”, Fall 2014
    • Digitalia Hispánica Training incorporated in Span 150, 220, 240, 2013-2014
    • USC Breaking Bread Program incorporated into Span 280 Conversation and Cinema, 2013-2014
    • USC El Centro Chicano & Latino/a Student Assemby Power Trip to SPARC Social Public Art Resource Ctr., 2013-2014
    • USC Libraries Exhibit “Subversive Texts/Sustainable Art” incorporated into Span 220 and Span 240, 2013-2014
    • USC Visions and Voices “Spanish Drama from the Golden Age” incorporated into Span 240, 2013-2014
    • USC Visions and Voices “Subversive Texts/Sustainable Art” incorporated into Spanish 240 curriculum., 2013-2014
    • USC Spanish Film Club presentation of “El Norte”, Spring 2014
    • Judith F. Baca “La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra/Memory of Our Land” lectures in Span 261, 220, 2012-2013
    • USC El Centro Chicano & Latino/a Student Assembly Power Trip to the Siquieros Museum, Olvera Street, 2012-2013
    • Visions and Voices “Murals Under the Stars” incorporated into Spanish 261: Society and the Media, 2012-2013
    • USC Spanish Film Club presentation of “La piel que habito”, Spring 2013
    • USC Spanish Film Club presentation of “Drácula”, Fall 2012
    • Cultural Diversity Project: El Arte Latino en Estados Unidos, 2011-2012
    • El Centro Chicano Power Trip to Watts Towers and various South Central places of cultural interest., 2011-2012
    • Ruben Salazar Exhibit incorporated into Spanish 261: Society and the Media courses., 2011-2012
    • USC Breaking Bread Program incorporated into Spanish 120, 150, 220, 260, 261 curriculum, 2011-2012
    • USC Spanish Film Club and other USC film events incorporated into Spanish 150, 220, 261 courses., 2011-2012
    • Visions and Voices Programming incorporated into Spanish 150, 220, 260, 261 courses, 2011-2012
    • Cultural Diversity Project: El arte latino comprometido y el cambio social, 2010-2011
    • Special Collections Malinche Exhibit incorporated into Spanish 240., 2009-2010
    • Special Collections “Malinche in the Codices” Exhibit incorporated into the Spanish 240 curriculum., 2008-2009
    • Cultural Diversity Sociolinguistic Project: El Español en los Estados Unidos, 2007-2008
    • Cultural Diversity Sociolinguistic Project: El Español en los Estados Unidos, 2006-2007
    • Cultural Diversity Sociolinguistic Project: El Español en los Estados Unidos, 2005-2006
    • Integrating a Service Learning Component to the Span 316 curriculum, Fall 2005
    • Cultural Diversity Project: El Español en Los Angeles, 2004-2005
    • La Casa (formerly El Centro Chicano) La Posada Keynote Speaker, 2019-2020
    • USC Dornsife Faculty Professional Development Grant, 2019-2020
    • USC Dornsife Faculty Professional Development Grant, 2017-2018
    • USC El Centro Chicano Latinx Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Spring 2018
    • USC El Centro Chicano Latinx Honor Society Sophmore Recognition Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Fall 2017
    • USC Dornsife Faculty Professional Development Grant, 2015-2016
    • USC El Centro Chicano Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, 2015-2016
    • USC El Centro Chicano Faculty Appreciation Award, 2014-2015
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, 2014-2015
    • USC Latino Student Assembly Professor of the Year, 2014-2015
    • USC El Centro Chicano “La Posada” Keynote Speaker, 2013-2014
    • USC El Centro Chicano Faculty Appreciation Award, 2013-2014
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, 2013-2014
    • USC Project Remix Faculty Speaker, 2013-2014
    • USC Dornsife Faculty Professional Development Grant, 2012-2013
    • USC El Centro Chicano “Honoring the Legacy of Social Justice Heroes” Faculty Speaker, 2012-2013
    • USC El Centro Chicano End of the Year Commitment Award, 2012-2013
    • USC Faculty Speaker at the El Centro/University Church Commemorative Plaque Dedication Ceremony, 2012-2013
    • USC El Centro Chicano Newsletter Faculty Spotlight, 2011-2012
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Spring 2012
    • USC Latino Honor Society Lifetime Member Award, Spring 2012
    • USC Latino Honor Society Student Academic Recognition Keynote Speaker, Fall 2011
    • USC Latino Forum Faculty Hall of Fame Award, 2010-2011
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Spring 2011
    • USC Latino Honor Society Student Academic Recognition Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Fall 2009
    • USC Latina/o Student Assembly Faculty/Staff Recognition Award, 2008-2009
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Spring 2008
    • USC Mellon Demonstration Grant Fellow, 2005/10/07-2006/05/05
  • Administrative Appointments

    • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs Committee, 2009-2010
    • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs Committee, 2007-2008
    • Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs Committee, 2006-2007

    Committees

    • Co-Chair, USC El Centro Chicano Latinx Honor Society Induction Committee, 2018-2019
    • Member, Faculty and Employment Senate Committee, 2018-2019
    • Co-Chair, USC El Centro Chicano Latinx Honor Society Induction Committee, 2017-2018
    • Member, Faculty Environment and Employment Senate Committee, 2017-2018
    • Member, USC Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese Faculty Promotions Committee, 2017-2018
    • Member, USC Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese Teaching Faculty Merit Evaluation Committee, 2017-2018
    • Co-Chair, USC El Centro Chicano Latino Honor Society Induction Committee, 2016-2017
    • Member, USC Faculty Environment and Employment Senate Committee, 2016-2017
    • Member, USC Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese Faculty Promotions Committee, Fall 2016
    • Co-Chair, USC El Centro Chicano Latino Honor Society Induction Committee, 2015-2016
    • Co-Chair, USC Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese NTT Merit Evaluation Committee, 2015-2016
    • Member, USC Faculty Environment and Employment Senate Committee, 2015-2016
    • Member, USC Latino Forum La Tamalada Organizing Committee, Fall 2015
    • Co-Chair, USC Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese NTT Merit Evaluation Committee, 2014-2015
    • Member, USC Honorary Degree Nominating Committee, 2014-2015
    • Member, USC Dornsife Spanish and Portuguese Study Abroad Committee, 2014-2015
    • Member, USC El Centro Latino Honor Society Induction Committee, 2014-2015
    • Member, USC Latino Forum Welcome Reception Committee, which hosted the event to honor USC faculty retirees, Professors Carmen Silva-Corvalán and Félix Gutiérrez., 2013-2014
    • Member, USC El Centro Latino Honor Society Induction Committee, 2013-2014
    • Member, USC University Events Committee, 2013-2014
    • Member, USC Dornsife Department of Spanish and Portuguese NTT Merit Evaluation Committee, 2013-2014
    • Member, USC Committee on University Events, 2012-2013
    • Member, USC Dornsife Spanish and Portuguese Undergraduate Committee, 2012-2013
    • Member, USC Committee on Public Art and Campus Design, 2012-2013
    • Member, USC Dornsife Spanish and Portuguese Department Basic Language Program Textbook/Curriculum Committee, 2012-2013
    • Member, USC Dornsife Spanish and Portuguese Undergraduate Committee, 2011-2012
    • Member, USC Committee on Public Art and Campus Design, 2011-2012
    • Member, USC Committee on University Events, 2011-2012
    • Member, USC Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs, 2010-2011
    • Member, USC Committee on University Events, 2010-2011
    • Member, USC Committee on Public Art and Campus Design, 2010-2011
    • Member, USC Committee on Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs, 2009-2010
    • Member, USC Non-Tenure Track Faculty Affairs Senate Committee, 2008-2009
    • Member, USC Non-Tenure Track Faculty Senate Committee, 2007-2008
    • Member, USC Non-Tenure Track Faculty Senate Committee, 2006-2007

    Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

    • USC Good Neighbors Program – President’s Leadership Circle (1%), 2000 – 2023
    • USC Latino Alumni Association Member, 1995 – 2023
    • USC Alumni Association Member, 1985 – 2023
    • University of Southern California Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Committee Member, 2022-2023
    • University of Southern California Alumni Association Scholarship Committee Member, Spring 2023
    • University of Southern California Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Committee Member, 2021-2022
    • USC Latino Honor Society Student Recognition Ceremony Keynote Speaker, 2010 – 2020
    • USC El Centro Chicano “La Posada” Keynote Speaker, 2008 – 2020
    • USC Office of Admissions “Explore USC” Faculty Mentor, 2010 – 2018
    • LAUSD-USC Parent Campus Tour Faculty Panelist, 2013-2014
    • USC Faculty Speaker at the El Centro/University Church Commemorative Plaque Dedication Ceremony, 2012-2013
    • USC El Centro Chicano 40th Anniversary Gala Faculty/Alumni Committee Member, 2012-2013
    • USC El Centro Chicano 40th Anniversary Gala , 2012-2013
    • Student-Athlete Academic Services Trojan Football 2008 Guest Coach, 2008-2009
    • USC Latino Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Fall 2008

    Other Service to the University

    • USC Spanish Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA)Faculty Advisor, 2010 – 2024
    • USC American Studies and Ethnicity PhD Translation Examiner, 2014 – 2023
    • USC El Centro Chicano/USC LA CASA Faculty Mentor , 2008 – 2023
    • USC Latino Honor Society Faculty Mentor, 2010 – 2021
    • USC Latino Forum Faculty Member, 2010 – 2021
  • Conferences Organized

    • Co-organizer/Coordinator, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese So. California Chapter, University of Southern California, 2019-2020
    • Conference Session Moderator, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013-2014
    • Conference Session Moderator, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, Azusa Pacific University, 2012-2013
    • Conference Session Moderator, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, Whittier College, Whittier, CA, 2012-2013
    • Conference Session Moderator, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Southern California Chapter, University of Southern California, 2010-2011

    Professional Offices

    • Vice President, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese -Southern CA Chapter, 2006-2007
    • Vice President, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese – Southern CA Chapter, 2005-2006
    • President, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese – Southern CA Chapter, 2004-2005
    • President, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese – Southern CA Chapter, 2003-2004

    Professional Memberships

    • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2009 – 2021
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Southern California Chapter, 1984 – 2021
    • Modern Language Association, 1984 – 2021
    • International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)., 2020-2021

    Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

    • USC Good Neighbors Program, President’s Leadership Circle, 08/08/2000 – 2021
    • USC Latinx Honor Society Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, Spring 2019
    • NPR Interview on Mural Art in California, 2016-2017
    • El Centro Chicano Grand Opening Ceremony and Celebration, 2013-2014
    • NPR Interview on new pizza marketing with Spanish slang term, 2013-2014
    • USC Latino Alumni Association Holiday Celebration, 2013-2014
    • USC Latino Alumni Association Screening of “Americanos” Reception, 2013-2014
    • USC Visions and Voices “Rescuing Rubén Salazar” Screening, Discussion and Reception, 2013-2014
    • USC El Centro Chicano 40th Anniversary Gala, 2012-2013
    • USC Good Neighbors President’s Leadership Circle, 2012-2013
    • USC Latino Forum Ruben Salazar Exhibit Reception, 2011-2012

    Other Service to the Profession

    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Southern California Chapter Delegate, AATSP National Conference, Denver, CO,
    • Participant-ACTFL–WPT (writing proficiency Tester) ,
    • Participant – ACTFL National Conference, San Diego, CA,
    • Participant – AATSP National Conference, Denver, Colorado,
    • ACTFL- OPI Tester Certification
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    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Southern California Chapter Conference Moderator, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA,
    • ACTFL-OPI Certified Rater ,
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Regional Conference Moderator (Pitzer College),
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Regional Conference Moderator (Huntington Library & Gardens, San Marino),
    • Flor y Canto Chicano Poetry Recital Moderator,
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Spring Meeting (USC) Moderator,
    • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Fall Meeting (Azusa Pacific University) Moderator,