Melissa Patiño-Vega

melissa patiño-vega

Position Title
Graduate Student in Spanish, Associate in Spanish

115 Sproul Hall
Bio

ADVISORS

Cecilia Colombi
 

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • M.A. in Spanish Applied Linguistics, New York University in Madrid
  • B.A. in Communication, University of California, Davis
  • B.A. in Spanish [minor in Education], University of California, Davis
     

RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Spanish as a Heritage Language
  • Development of academic writing and oral practices in Spanish by heritage speakers
  • Spanish in the US
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Spanish on Twitter
     

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Spanish 001, 002, 003: Elementary Spanish
  • Spanish 031, 032, 033: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
     

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • June 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award
  • May 2016 Most Innovative Research Award (at the UC Davis Symposium on Language Research)