My name is Trudie I am originally from Findlay, Ohio. My love of languages began while teaching English to migrant workers in rural Northwest Ohio. I went on to study, teach and work with Spanish speaking communities in several U.S. locations as well as Mexico, Chile and Ecuador. I earned my B.A. from Austin College and later graduated with a Master's in Spanish from Bowling Green State University. I plan to major in use and minor in Spanish. My research interests include: dual-immersion education, identity construction through language, code-switching, heritage language learning and mixed methods research design. In my free time I love traveling, dancing, singing and yoga.