Department: Foreign Language and Literature
Country of Origin: Venezuela
Language(s) Spoken Other Than English: Spanish & French
Areas of Research Interest:
How Long Have You Been in the U.S.? Since 1998
How Long Have You Been at SIUE? Since 2007
What Do You Like Most About SIUE? The campus is beautiful and it is a good-sized university. It is in close proximity to the city.
What Do You Find To Be the Biggest Difference Between the U.S. and Your Home Country? The climate is the biggest difference. Venezuela has a tropical climate, whereas here we have four seasons of different weather.
I did not own a winter coat until I moved to Illinois. I had also never seen snow fall. Also, I love playing sports, with tennis being my favorite.