From: No English

To: PhD in English

  • Born in El Salvador, grew up in housing projects, knew no English, now a professor with a Ph.D. in English 

  • Featured in nationally syndicated show, American Latino TV, NPR, and Univision

  • Pushcart Prize Winner

  • NEATE Poet of the Year

  • Author of the International Book Award Finalist, Toys Made of Rock, and When Love Was Reels

  • National Association of Multicultural Education CT Faculty of the Year

  • Featured in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

  • Fulbright Scholar

  • AAHHE Outstanding Latino Faculty of the Year

  • Experienced, popular keynote and motivational speaker for events at colleges, universities, and organizations throughout the U.S.