Jane Stanga, Curriculum Developer
Jane Stanga has been a course developer and instructor in the Georgetown University Center for Language and Development and the School of Continuing Studies for 4 years.
She has also taught at Northern Virginia Community College. Prior to her teaching career she was an instructional designer in the private sector. She enjoys designing classes that are fun and memorable and that give students the confidence they need to succeed in second language acquisition. When she is not teaching, she loves to travel, especially to places where she can practice her emerging Spanish language skills.
Mónica Vallin, Academic Director
Mónica graduated from Georgetown University in May 2017 with a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Culture.
She previously attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies and a Master of Arts in Spanish. She also holds a Master of Philosophy in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University.
Prior to attending Georgetown, Mónica worked as a Spanish and Literature teacher at private schools in New York and Virginia, where she taught AP Spanish Literature, as well as Spanish Honors, Conversation & Composition courses and Alternative Learning Modules that focused on culture and cuisine. She has also collaborated with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, working as a volunteer for the México, Colombia, Perú and Basque Country Programs.
Her research interests, framed within food studies, include the Colonial Period in Mexico and the Andes, as well as the discourses of identity and popular culture in Latin America