Nancy Ballesteros
Professor of Spanish, Puerto Rico

Nancy (Melendez) Ballesteros was born in New Jersey. She and her family moved to Carolina, Puerto Rico when she was three and lived in the metropolitan area until the age of ten. She holds a Master’s Degree in Spanish Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Montclair University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She was conferred upon the degree of Candidate in Philosophy, Hispanic Languages and Literature in 2015. She is currently working on her Dissertation in Second Language Acquisition, focusing on Adult Learners’ Acquisition of Second Language Phonology. She has extensive experience teaching online and wholeheartedly implements technology in her face-to-face classes. Academic interests: Second Language Acquisition, Neurolinguistics, Articulatory Phonetics, and Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom.
She is a Spanish instructor at College of the Canyons and an Assistant Professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
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