David is a PhD student in the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching program at the University of Arizona. He plans to major in L2 Pedagogical Theory and Program Administration and minor in L2 Use. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla and a BA in Foreign Language Teaching from the Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico. His main research interests include cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics as well as second language pronunciation and vocabulary teaching. Outside of academia, David is an avid moviegoer and a soccer enthusiast.