Zaida Villanueva García
Zaida Villanueva García is from Spain where she graduated with a B.A. in Tourism from the University of Oviedo and a B.A. in Translation and Interpreting (major English, minor French) from the University of Salamanca. Afterwards, she earned an M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations and an M.A. in Secondary School Teaching, Vocational Training and Language Teaching Training.
She has always loved languages and international relations, and, while working as a teacher in Equatorial Guinea, realized that she preferred teaching languages rather than translating. As a result, she decided to move to the United States to pursue her studies on Language Teaching and Spanish Literature while working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at West Virginia University, from which she earned an M.A. in Spanish and TESOL.
Zaida is an active member of the Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi and enjoys promoting the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Her academic interests are broad and include Travel Literature, Women Studies and International Relations.
During Fall 2016, she is teaching SPAN 2020 and SPAN 2010.