Carissa Conti Elias
I am a Spanish Literature professor, with my BA in Spanish Literature with an Italian Studies minor from University of California, Riverside. I went on to San Diego State University for my MA in Spanish Language and Literature, where my pedagogical experience in second language acquisition began and where I started learning teaching methods and techniques for teaching. I came back to UCR for my PhD in Medieval Spanish Literature with a second emphasis in XIXth - XXth Century Spanish drama and will be defending and completing my degree this September. I have won Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the year for 2020-2021, and have been awarded the Hispanic Studies Summer Travel grant at UCR for 2017 and 2019. I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years and enjoy finding new ways to make learning a new language fun and engaging to the students.
MA in Spanish, San Diego State University
BA in Spanish, University of California, Riverside